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
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
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
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...
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
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.
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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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 ...
Round Solitaire Black Diamond Engagement Ring - This unique 2.92 carat Round Solitaire Black Diamond Engagement Ring is set in 14k Black Gold. It features a AAA quality 1.72 carat Black Diamond is set in the center atop of the ring. Surrounding the solitaire are White Round Brilliant cut diamonds on the top, sides & outside the ring. They are SI-1 in diamond clarity & a G-H in color quality. The ring measures 10mm wide & all of the diamonds are
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.
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
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
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.
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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This infographic is the first in a series analysing the state of payday loans in the UK— it reveals some stats about who borrowers are; how much they borrow on average; how much they tend to spend and an insight on their income. You can also find some valuable tips if you’re a borrower!
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
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire - There is much in the way of paranormal activity in the castle, though most of it is concentrated in the "blue room", once known as the "ghost room". In this room, doors open and close on their own so often it is considered normal. Also, music from no source fills the room, objects move on their own and there is a shadowy figure that lurks about. Outside of the room, footfalls can be heard on a flight of stairs and are sometimes accompanied by shadowy figures.
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Emphasizing self-sufficiency over prepping. this is in the comments: "It’s not about ‘worrying’ about tomorrow, it is about designing tomorrow to your liking."
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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,
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.
One of the most unusual quilts ever made in America, known as “Trade and Commerce”. Its maker was clearly familiar with the busy river commerce so important in the development of New York State. This unique pictorial quilt, made about 1825 by Hannah Stockton Stiles, is a lively appliqué depiction of life along the shores and on the waters of a major river. From: Inspired Traditions: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana.
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,
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
Wittelsbach Diamond is also known as Der Blaue Wittelsbach which is 35.56 carat blue diamond with VS 2 clarity. It is been appreciated by Eu...
AN ART DECO ROCK CRYSTAL, DIAMOND AND ENAMEL DESK CLOCK, BY CARTIER The circular dark blue guilloché enamel dial with diamond set hands within a white dial with Roman numerals to the rose-cut diamond and black enamel frame and rock crystal stand, circa 1920, 7.8 cm. high, in later Cartier red leather fitted case Signed Cartier 454, No. 4664
If the city that never sleeps is what typically fills your dreams, you'll be smitten with this "New York" pocket tee. Crafted from a super-soft slub knit with short sleeves and an easy fit, this piece is just as much about comfort as it is about a chic, graphic look. Semi-sheer, round. £12.00
Blogger\Photographer says: I don’t know about you, but if I could only use one tool in photoshop for the rest of my life, it would be Curves. It can do so much! Not only can it lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit. This is pictured here.
Citrine Ring - The 0.86 Carat cushion-cut citrine in this ring is set in genuine sterling silver with a yellow rhodium plating.