Gemological Institute of America Field Trip

For one of our field trips, we visited the GIA in Carlsbad. It is a place with lots of valuable gems and other rocks. They also have a $78 MILLION diamond there. Plus, it is a school.

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We went into the classroom and sat at a long table. Our teacher told us what our birthstone was. She also told us about rocks and minerals. We wrote the things she told us in our workbook. Also, we shined a light on different rocks to see effects. Furthermore, we looked at gems through a microscope!

BUT WAIT FOR THIS!! Drum roll, please. I WON THE RAFFLE!!! I chose a citrine because it is my birthstone. Plus, everybody including me got a free blue topaz.

april diamondAfter that, we saw jewelry with our birthstones. Also, we saw the world largest pendant, and we got to touch crystals. The field trip was cool!!!

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