200 year old, Weevil (Tetrasothynus regalis) ring, Hispaniola. 'Admiranda tibi levium spectacula rerum' - 'I'll tell of tiny things that make a show well worth your admiration'. Photo- Entomological collection of the London Natural History Museum.
The Hope Diamond! Museum of Natural History, Washington D. The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh carats. It is classified as a type IIb diamond,
Jewelry Diamond : Image Description The Hall Sapphire Necklace was designed by Harry Winston, Inc., and the necklace features thirty six matched Ceylon blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, surrounded by four hundred and thirty five white diamonds.
Though it may not look extraordinary, this is our most important NYC mineral, according to Jamie Newman ( Collection manager at the Museum. The “Subway Garnet” was found in 1885 on Street and Madison Avenue.