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Smithsonian Gems: Stories Behind the Jewels with Dr. Jeffrey Post

Presented by Bowers Museum at Online/Virtual Space

May 22 2022
Smithsonian Gems: Stories Behind the Jewels with Dr. Jeffrey Post

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Dr. Jeffrey Post, curator of the U.S. National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Natural History Museum reveals the scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind some of the world’s most famous gems. The Hope Diamond is familiar to most people because of its fascinating human history which includes kings and thieves and perhaps a curse, but it is also a rare blue diamond, the largest and finest of its kind known. The National Gem Collection is also well-known for its many other world-class

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Ticketed Online Event: Member $10 | General $15

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Post, curator of the U.S. National Gem and Mineral Collection, will explore why certain stones and minerals are well suited for decorative use when carved, cut, and polished.

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