The Art of Gem Carving Video

Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems

Since antiquity, gemstones have been engraved using the same methods. Follow the process from start to finish in this short video from the Getty Museum. This follows the recreation of an Ancient Greek Scarab gemstone seal by Epimenes 500B.C.

Exhibition March – September, 2009 at the Getty Villa. Here are the related exhibition details.