The American Museum of Natural History has a natural color diamond exhibit so magnificent, they’re extending the run until further notice.
The American Museum of Natural History knows a good thing when they see one. The Manhattan institution decided to extend its natural color diamond exhibit, featuring The Olympia Diamond Collection, following the positive response from its many visitors. The Olympia Diamond Collection consists of five diamonds that have been graded as ‘vivid’, the highest level of color saturation possible, by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The diamonds range in size from 1.01 carats to 2.34 carats and represent five of the strongest colors that naturally occur in a diamond, namely blue-green, orange-yellow, purplish-pink, blue and orange. “While it might be the rarity and multi-million dollar value of these five gems that attracts people to the museum’s Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, it is the extraordinary beauty of these diamonds that thrills them,” said Bruno Scarselli, a leading authority in color diamonds. “We want as many of the museum’s four million yearly visitors as possible to have the opportunity to see the collection.” The Olympia Diamond Collection exhibit, originally scheduled to run from September 2009 to February 2010, will continue to be on display until further notice. If you don’t find yourself in New York, get your color diamond fix right here on Jewelry.com.