Tuesday 24 January 2017

Diamonds: Rare Brilliance

The 30.03 carat Juliet Pink, Fancy Intense Pink, Type IIa, VVS2
The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

The Rainbow Necklace
The 2.83 carat Argyle Violet, Fancy Deep Grayish Bluish Violet

The 1.64 carat Victorian Orchid diamond, Fancy Vivid Purple, SI2
The newest items on display at the Natural History Museum are among the oldest and rarest ... four of nature’s rarest colorful diamond masterpieces. The vault where the diamonds are on display houses about 300 gemstones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds and others. The vault is inside the museum’s 6,000-square-foot Gem and Mineral Hall, where more than 2,000 specimens are on display.

Diamonds: Rare Brilliance runs through March 19th.