October 18, 1977. The Smithsonian has a date with the 75-carat Hooker Emerald. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: October 18, 1977
The power of art–in design, performance and policy–was a highlight of the week, along with the gems we mine from the stars and from deep beneath the earth. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Nov. 13 – Nov. 19, 2016
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt has donated an exceptional citrine necklace to the National Gem Collection to raise awareness of her jewelry line, the proceeds of which help to build schools and fund education for children around the world. Continue reading Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
X-files, X-men, X-factor–where would they be without the invention of the X-ray? Well, they actually have nothing to do with X-rays, but it’s hard to write these teases. Grab your X-ray specs and let’s celebrate all things X-ray today! Continue reading November 8 is X-ray Day
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Meet Carolina Suárez, student of American culture and pegmatite geology. Continue reading Carolina Suárez
Last seen in public in 1958, the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond will be on display at the Natural History Museum through Sept.1 Continue reading Last chance to see rare blue diamond