The National History Museum of Los Angeles County, California has brought together a rare collection of natural coloured diamonds.
NHM’s Associate Mineralogy Curator, Dr. Aaron Celestian said, “We are thrilled to share these gems, which are incredibly rare in color, intensity, quality and size – and so brilliantly fashioned from the original roughs – with museum visitors, providing opportunities to learn about the geology, physics and chemistry behind each diamond’s sparkle and hue. These jewels, on loan from L. J. West, capture the imagination and will shine amongst the museum’s world-renowned collection of gems and minerals.”
The exhibition will be on view until March 2017.