A 35.27-carat cushion cut grayish-blue diamond. Not much is known about it. In 1969, Cartier lent this diamond to the New York State Museum by shawna
shawna
shawna A 35.27-carat cushion cut grayish-blue diamond. Not much is known about it. In 1969, Cartier lent this diamond to the New York State Museum
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Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Necklace: Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. 67.89 carats Look for flashes of color in the 116 facets of this pear-shaped, champagne-colored diamond. Cut from a 240-carat crystal, it is suspended from a chain of 108 diamonds that total about 45 carats. The necklace was designed by Baumgold Brothers, Inc. by karla
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karla Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Necklace: Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. 67.89 carats Look for flashes of color in the 116 facets of this pear-shaped, champagne-colored diamond. Cut from a 240-carat crystal, it is suspended from a chain of 108 diamonds that total about 45 carats. The necklace was designed by Baumgold Brothers, Inc.
My Imaginary Home
Amethyst and Diamond Ring in Sterling Silver  - This ring features a 2.30 Carat T.W. cushion-cut amethyst. It is crafted of genuine sterling by GemLN Jewelers
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GemLN Jewelers Amethyst and Diamond Ring in Sterling Silver - This ring features a 2.30 Carat T.W. cushion-cut amethyst. It is crafted of genuine sterling
Amethyst and Diamond Ring
Blue Topaz Ring -  The 4.47 Carat cushion-cut blue topaz in this ring is set in genuine sterling silver. by GemLN Jewelers
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GemLN Jewelers Blue Topaz Ring - The 4.47 Carat cushion-cut blue topaz in this ring is set in genuine sterling silver.
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Kagu A rare New Zealand bird, not much is known about the enigmatic Kagu. It is flightless, though its wings are large; it is a forest-dweller, though its markings are oddly light in color. Very few remain and scientists know little about its preferences and habits. We do know that it possesses “nasal corns” unlike any other bird. For reasons unknown, the kagu also has one-third the red blood count of other birds. Scientists have had a difficult time classifying ... by lorene
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lorene Kagu A rare New Zealand bird, not much is known about the enigmatic Kagu. It is flightless, though its wings are large; it is a forest-dweller, though its markings are oddly light in color. Very few remain and scientists know little about its preferences and habits. We do know that it possesses “nasal corns” unlike any other bird. For reasons unknown, the kagu also has one-third the red blood count of other birds. Scientists have had a difficult time classifying ...
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A 4.33 carat yellow diamond ring by Cartier.  The center stone is a rectangular brilliant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamond, flanked on either side by white diamonds (1 carat total). Via Diamonds in the Library. by tabitha
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tabitha A 4.33 carat yellow diamond ring by Cartier. The center stone is a rectangular brilliant cut natural fancy intense yellow diamond, flanked on either side by white diamonds (1 carat total). Via Diamonds in the Library.
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12th Largest Diamond In The World. In 2002 a spectacular 581ct. rough diamond was found in the Amazon River in Brazil. It took more than 2 years to create this 230.17ct. diamond, the largest pear cut in the world. In 2007 it was purchased by Steve Winn and mounted in an amazing Cartier platinum diamond necklace valued at $1.1 million dollars, now that’s just the mounting, the 231ct. diamond is not included. The stone itself, color “H” clarity “VSL”, sold for more than 15 million. by vera
vera
vera 12th Largest Diamond In The World. In 2002 a spectacular 581ct. rough diamond was found in the Amazon River in Brazil. It took more than 2 years to create this 230.17ct. diamond, the largest pear cut in the world. In 2007 it was purchased by Steve Winn and mounted in an amazing Cartier platinum diamond necklace valued at $1.1 million dollars, now that’s just the mounting, the 231ct. diamond is not included. The stone itself, color “H” clarity “VSL”, sold for more than 15 million.
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A 2.30 Carat T.W. cushion-cut smoky quartz is featured in this ring. It is accented by 0.08 Carat T.W. channel set diamonds. by GemLN India
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GemLN India A 2.30 Carat T.W. cushion-cut smoky quartz is featured in this ring. It is accented by 0.08 Carat T.W. channel set diamonds.
smoky quartz diamond ring
This watch is the most expensive watch in the world. It might be unbelieveable, but this watch worth $25 million. Its made of 15 carat pink diamond, 12 carat blue diamond and 11 carat white diamond. In addition there’s 163 carat diamond surrounded by white and yellow, so that is a total of 201 carat, as the name of the watch. by rosa
rosa
rosa This watch is the most expensive watch in the world. It might be unbelieveable, but this watch worth $25 million. Its made of 15 carat pink diamond, 12 carat blue diamond and 11 carat white diamond. In addition there’s 163 carat diamond surrounded by white and yellow, so that is a total of 201 carat, as the name of the watch.
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Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. In both, dust reflects starlight to produce beautiful blue reflection nebulae. But unlike the Trifid, in NGC 1579 the reddish glow is not emission from clou... by claire
claire
claire Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. In both, dust reflects starlight to produce beautiful blue reflection nebulae. But unlike the Trifid, in NGC 1579 the reddish glow is not emission from clou...
Paper Stuff
New England Aster. This lovely fall blooming perennial is native to most of the US, and its blue, purple & white flowers are adorning the roadsides now. This tall species can be cut back in early summer to control its presence in the garden. Also known as Michaelmas daisy, it is a long-lasting cut flower with many hybrid varieties available in various shades of pink and purple. by proteamundi
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proteamundi New England Aster. This lovely fall blooming perennial is native to most of the US, and its blue, purple & white flowers are adorning the roadsides now. This tall species can be cut back in early summer to control its presence in the garden. Also known as Michaelmas daisy, it is a long-lasting cut flower with many hybrid varieties available in various shades of pink and purple.
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New York is teeming with celebrities. Anyone know where they all live? Well, it's not very New York to care, really. We just assumed they were always within earshot (which is why we always lower our voice when talking about Paul Giamatti). There was this New York Magazine map back in 2006, but since then we haven't seen much in the way of those Hollywood maps everyone buys in LA. Enter Rentenna, a search tool for New York apartments, who's made a handy-dandy map of their own. by alma
alma
alma New York is teeming with celebrities. Anyone know where they all live? Well, it's not very New York to care, really. We just assumed they were always within earshot (which is why we always lower our voice when talking about Paul Giamatti). There was this New York Magazine map back in 2006, but since then we haven't seen much in the way of those Hollywood maps everyone buys in LA. Enter Rentenna, a search tool for New York apartments, who's made a handy-dandy map of their own.
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18k Black Gold Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring - Here is a very large, stunning & certified 3.25 carat Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring set in a lovely 18k Black Gold. This wide ring features a AAA quality 1.50 carat Black Princess Cut diamond is set atop of the ring. It also comes with beautiful 1.75 carat VS1-VS2 clarity & E color princess cut & round diamonds that surround the solitaire. The ring measures 7.5mm wide & the by Theincensewoman
Theincensewoman
Theincensewoman 18k Black Gold Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring - Here is a very large, stunning & certified 3.25 carat Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring set in a lovely 18k Black Gold. This wide ring features a AAA quality 1.50 carat Black Princess Cut diamond is set atop of the ring. It also comes with beautiful 1.75 carat VS1-VS2 clarity & E color princess cut & round diamonds that surround the solitaire. The ring measures 7.5mm wide & the
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Cartier / Mackay Emerald and Diamond Necklace / 168 carats / Muzo, Colombia.  This huge emerald is set in an art deco diamond and platinum pendant designed by Cartier. In 1931, Clarence Mackay gave the necklace as a wedding gift to his wife, Anna Case -- a prima donna at the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1909 to 1920 by stacie
stacie
stacie Cartier / Mackay Emerald and Diamond Necklace / 168 carats / Muzo, Colombia. This huge emerald is set in an art deco diamond and platinum pendant designed by Cartier. In 1931, Clarence Mackay gave the necklace as a wedding gift to his wife, Anna Case -- a prima donna at the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1909 to 1920
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NEW YORK.- rare pink cushion-cut 9-carat diamond ring from the estate of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark is shown. The piece, believed to be owned by Clark’s mother, sold for $15,762,500 at Christies’ New York Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by milagros
milagros
milagros NEW YORK.- rare pink cushion-cut 9-carat diamond ring from the estate of the late copper heiress Huguette Clark is shown. The piece, believed to be owned by Clark’s mother, sold for $15,762,500 at Christies’ New York Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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This is St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. It is located in Manhattan, New York. It is the oldest Catholic church in New York City, as well as New York State. This is a religious landscape because in is a church that occupies the land of Manhattan, New York. -Chelsea N by caroline
caroline
caroline This is St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. It is located in Manhattan, New York. It is the oldest Catholic church in New York City, as well as New York State. This is a religious landscape because in is a church that occupies the land of Manhattan, New York. -Chelsea N
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The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture.  the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches  this is a new world record, by earline
earline
earline The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record,
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Chopard Chameleon diamond. This chameleon diamond appears green in bright light but looks yellow in darkness. It is the largest chameleon diamond known to exist. by virgie
virgie
virgie Chopard Chameleon diamond. This chameleon diamond appears green in bright light but looks yellow in darkness. It is the largest chameleon diamond known to exist.
Sparkle and Shine
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture.  the largest native toad in North America does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches  this is a new world record, by earline
earline
earline The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North America does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record,
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Please boycott zoos.  Pinner says: The New York State Museum has replicas of animals and it occurred to me that this was a fantastic solution to the problem of zoos. It will employ just as many people to create and maintain the exhibits, no animals need be used and it is just as educational and interesting. It will also save money because there will be no expense to feed and maintain live animals well-being. Just a thought. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi Please boycott zoos. Pinner says: The New York State Museum has replicas of animals and it occurred to me that this was a fantastic solution to the problem of zoos. It will employ just as many people to create and maintain the exhibits, no animals need be used and it is just as educational and interesting. It will also save money because there will be no expense to feed and maintain live animals well-being. Just a thought.
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" All experts say the same thing, namely that the blue stone does not exist because it is not even similar to any type of rock known in nature of this planet!" by yvette
yvette
yvette " All experts say the same thing, namely that the blue stone does not exist because it is not even similar to any type of rock known in nature of this planet!"
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Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold - This ring has a vintage feel to it. It is crafted of 14k white gold and features 0.33 Carat center diamond by GemLN Jewelers
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GemLN Jewelers Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold - This ring has a vintage feel to it. It is crafted of 14k white gold and features 0.33 Carat center diamond
Diamond Ring
The Marie-Antoinette Blue Diamond:  5.64 carat blue heart shaped diamond which the queen had set in a ring. The queen gave the ring to her close friend Princess Lobomirska, shortly before her trail in 1791. After the Polish princess died her estate was passed to her four daughters. The diamond became the property of Count Wladimir Potocki through his marriage to one of the daughters. It belongs to a private collector in Europe and is not on display to the public. by cleo
cleo
cleo The Marie-Antoinette Blue Diamond: 5.64 carat blue heart shaped diamond which the queen had set in a ring. The queen gave the ring to her close friend Princess Lobomirska, shortly before her trail in 1791. After the Polish princess died her estate was passed to her four daughters. The diamond became the property of Count Wladimir Potocki through his marriage to one of the daughters. It belongs to a private collector in Europe and is not on display to the public.
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New York Public Library It is one of the greatest libraries in the world, and is often referred to as the museum-library. by JanaToo
JanaToo
JanaToo New York Public Library It is one of the greatest libraries in the world, and is often referred to as the museum-library.
Art and Photography
I realized this a few years ago, much later in my life than hopefully you will.  All of our life is about self realization- living, learning, manifesting, teaching.  It is NOT  about others, except in terms of our being able to love others.  No matter how your life turns out, it is authentically yours and no one else's.  it is unique, and therein lies the beauty of it.  (G. Lynne) by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi I realized this a few years ago, much later in my life than hopefully you will. All of our life is about self realization- living, learning, manifesting, teaching. It is NOT about others, except in terms of our being able to love others. No matter how your life turns out, it is authentically yours and no one else's. it is unique, and therein lies the beauty of it. (G. Lynne)
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The Heart of Eternity is a 27.64 carat, fancy vivid blue diamond. It was found in the South African Premier Diamond Mine. by madge
madge
madge The Heart of Eternity is a 27.64 carat, fancy vivid blue diamond. It was found in the South African Premier Diamond Mine.
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For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make "hardboiled" eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel! // never heard of this but definitely want to try it! - excellent-eats by maria.t.rogers
maria.t.rogers
maria.t.rogers For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make "hardboiled" eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel! // never heard of this but definitely want to try it! - excellent-eats
Food/Recipes
Sumerian cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade goods and livestock on clay tablets. Sumerian was spoken in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language.  Sumerian is not related to any other known language so is by proteamundi
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proteamundi Sumerian cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade goods and livestock on clay tablets. Sumerian was spoken in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language. Sumerian is not related to any other known language so is
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Amethyst Ring - The 3.34 Carat cushion-cut amethyst in this ring is set in genuine sterling silver with a red rhodium plating. by GemLN Jewelers
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GemLN Jewelers Amethyst Ring - The 3.34 Carat cushion-cut amethyst in this ring is set in genuine sterling silver with a red rhodium plating.
Sterling Silver
Yellow gold, platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier The sprung bracelet designed as a coiled serpent, decorated with stylised chevron scales set with cushion- and pear-shaped, single- and circular-cut diamonds, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay marks, 1938, the detachable serpent head, not by Cartier, is a later addition and may be worn as a clip brooch by blanche
blanche
blanche Yellow gold, platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier The sprung bracelet designed as a coiled serpent, decorated with stylised chevron scales set with cushion- and pear-shaped, single- and circular-cut diamonds, signed Cartier Paris and numbered, French assay marks, 1938, the detachable serpent head, not by Cartier, is a later addition and may be worn as a clip brooch
Vintage Treasures
Egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BC Mehen is a board game that was played in ancient Egypt. The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. This is a Mehen gaming board (Naqada III or Early Dynastic, about 3000 BC); exact provenience is not known. It was used together with six lions (sometimes other animals) and six sets of balls/marbles. by tanisha
tanisha
tanisha Egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BC Mehen is a board game that was played in ancient Egypt. The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. This is a Mehen gaming board (Naqada III or Early Dynastic, about 3000 BC); exact provenience is not known. It was used together with six lions (sometimes other animals) and six sets of balls/marbles.
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