Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places: A Vintage Jewelry Exhibit

The Cosmic Connection: Vintage jewelry at The Griffith ObservatoryI love discovering inspiration in unlikely places. Who knew I would stumble upon a vintage jewelry exhibit at The Griffith Observatory? Called “The Cosmic Connection” the display contains thousands of star-shaped vintage brooches, necklaces and earrings and they’re all there to help show the incredible length of time between the “Big Bang” and now.

…more than 2,200 of them — pieces of jewelry shaped like crescent moons, multipointed stars and radiant sunbursts — are displayed in an undulating line along a 175-foot wall at the observatory. Known as the Cosmic Connection, the one-of-a-kind exhibit represents a timeline of the universe, all 13.7 billion years from the Big Bang to the present. The Los Angeles Times

I was awed by both the beauty of the jewelry and the length of the exhibit, which seemed to go on and on and on. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

The Cosmic Connection: Vintage jewelry at The Griffith ObservatoryThe vintage jewelry is all in the shape of stars, moons and suns. It’s on display against a long, curved, wall linking the museum to the gift shop and cafeteria. Here are some close ups of the jewelry.

The Cosmic Connection: Vintage jewelry at The Griffith Observatory

The Cosmic Connection: Vintage jewelry at The Griffith Observatory

The Cosmic Connection: Vintage jewelry at The Griffith ObservatoryMy camera phone really doesn’t do the display justice. It is beautiful, inspirational, and really worth seeing! The Griffith Observatory is filled with other interesting exhibits as well. Admission is free though the parking lot is small. Still, it’s worth taking some time to go!

Fellow Angelenos, have you been to the observatory recently? Have you seen “The Cosmic Connection”?

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