Jewelry of the Stars Sparkles in Carlsbad


Katy Perry's ring, a replica of the Victoria's Secret jewel-encrusted bra and more.

Fans of shiny, incredibly valuable objects will be in luck on Friday, when the Gemological Institute of America opens its doors to the public for a free, eye-popping show. The annual GIA Career Fair and Open House starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs though 2:30 p.m. at the institute, which is at 5345 Armada Drive in Carlsbad.

Among the highlights this year:

  • Carrera y Carrera jewelry worn by pop tart Katy Perry and Kristin Cavallari, from MTV's "The Hills"
  • An emerald and gold crucifix, and rosary recoverd from the sunken Spanish galleon "Atocha," which went down off Florida in 1622
  • The Golden Treasures by Akelo collection
  • A handcrafted replica of the Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra
  • 1,000-plus gems and minerals

The event is also a job fair; organizers say that they have 250 jobs available with 28 recriters.

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