Blue Heart Diamond Necklace and Earrings
Price (non-member): $80.00 - $100.00
Price (member): $72.00 - $90.00
Blue Diamond Infatuation. Our reproduction Blue Heart Diamond Necklace and Earrings celebrates the 30.62-carat, heart-shaped blue diamond donated to the Smithsonian in 1964 by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Discovered in a South African mine in 1908, this heart-shaped, brilliant-cut gem was faceted by Parisian Jeweler Atanik Eknayan in 1909-1910. Three world-renowned jewelers and three settings later, it was mounted in its current platinum setting with a surround of 25 brilliant-cut diamonds. Fabulously replicated with cubic zirconia and silver-plated metal. Assembled in the U.S.A.
Blue Heart Diamond Necklace $80.00 (Members $72.00)
Blue Heart Diamond Pierced Earrings $100.00 (Members $90.00)
Gems accumulate history. The very stone that once adorned a king or queen might today be set in someone’s cocktail ring. (The history of the Hope Diamond includes a stint in the French Crown Jewels, a daring theft, two recuttings, and purchase by an English king.) The astonishing replica collections presented on these next pages—a mere sampling of the extraordinary holdings in our National Museum of Natural History’s National Gem Collection—let you dazzle in their reflected glory.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.