Nearly 800 exquisite objects, including some of the world’s most stunning gemstones, tell the story of our fascination with the beauty and power of this King of Gemstones - the diamond. The exhibit will explore all aspects of this extraordinary mineral, from its geological origins, to its place in history, art, and adornment, and finally to its uses in modern technology and research.
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Photo credit Roderick Mickens © American Museum of Natural HistoryQuestion Mark Necklace - by Boucheron who designed a series of floral “question mark” necklaces. In this 1890 question-mark necklace, a semi-rigid, pavé-set ornament forms a graceful question mark that is designed to sweep around the wearer’s throat and down to the low-cut neckline of a formal evening gown.
Photo credit Katharina Faerber