Field Museum Project

Lester Lampert was chosen to create 27 fabulous pieces for The Field Museum’s most noteworthy gems…

“Lampert was chosen to create new jewelry articles because of their demonstrated design vision, manufacturing expertise, and great enthusiasm for the project. Many of the Field’s most noteworthy cut gems were entrusted to Lampert, including the 97.45-carat Red Topaz, the 153.79-carat Peridot measuring nearly 2-1/2-inches long, and a double-sided 37.90-carat Star Sapphire.”

– Lance Grande, PhD, The Field Museum’s Sr. VP, head of collection and research, and curator of the Grainger Hall of Gems
“I am extremely honored to be selected by The Field Museum. The specimens presented led us down different design paths as we strove to give prominence to the unique physical and optical attributes of each gemstone. I was particularly fascinated with the rare ruby-colored topaz and found my design inspiration for that submission, entitled Blaze, from the stone’s unusual color and internal fire.” – Lester Lampert


Learn more about the Grainger Hall of Gems on the Field Museum website.