Tuesday, July 22, 2008

(F) Hope Diamond

Well, OK, this was the other thing on my list. Of course, I took about a dozen pictures of it, and this was the only one that was even close to acceptable.

I have lots of other crystals and gems to show you, but this one is OUTSTANDING!

All 45.52 carats of it. Sixteen white diamonds surround it, and another forty-six in the platinum chain.


  1. I'm not sure why, but I think your picture is prettier than the real thing is. I thought it was pretty when I saw it, but I was far more impressed with some of the other rocks. This proves (like we needed proof!) that you are awesome with the camera! Hope you're having a wonderful time!

  2. Hi, Lisa! How's your summer?

    Crystals and gemstones are a wonderful part of the Museum. I have to conclude, with most of them that, much as I like the gems, the crystals are really more interesting.

  3. I'm having a -fabulous- summer, honestly. It's quiet. Really, really quiet. Working out, cleaning house, and next week I'm painting a few rooms. I know, nothing earth shattering, but I'm loving the chance to putter for a few months with no outside responsibilities.

    And I'm with you. I -loved- the crystals. Thank you for the new pictures! They're gorgeous!

  4. I can't believe you got such a great pic of it! It's hard because of the lighting and glass...mine totally sucked,but then again I was only 13 when I saw it! lol It's still beautiful.