A unique exhibit of stones gems and minerals from around the world will open in Carlsbad this month.
The Gemological Institute of America will hold what it's calling "Egg-Stravaganza" on March 12.
More than 850 egg-shaped gems, collected over 40 years and carved by Master Lapidarist Dieter Jerusalem will be available for viewing for the very first time.
Each piece is cut and polished to resemble a perfectly formed hen’s egg.
The stones, made up of decorative minerals from the finest localities in the world include pink tourmaline from Pala, California Brazilian morganite and aquamarine; green beryl from Madagascar; and Nigerian rutilated quartz among others.
This unique exhibit is free to the public through the end of the year.
For more information about these eggs and for upcoming exhibits visit their website.