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.
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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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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 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!
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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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.
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.
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
" 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!"
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
Simple recipe for chalk paint like Annie Sloan but much cheaper! One of the best things about it is not sanding or priming anything! Will be making this in the next few weeks and giving it a try.
New York Public Library It is one of the greatest libraries in the world, and is often referred to as the museum-library.
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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)
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
+For Lent, create a bowl of black stones and on each black stone would be a trait I would not like to see in myself (ex. complaining, rudeness, etc.). And after Lent ends, keep the black stones bowl to show that Lent is not just a "give up for only 40 days" thing; it's a lifelong promise