Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Aurora Pyramid of Hope


There are so many interesting things to see inside the Natural History Museum in London but, I have to admit I went back twice to look at these beauties.  Called The Aurora Pyramid of Hope, this is a collection of 296 natural diamonds in a wide variety of colors.  It is said to be the most comprehensive natural color diamond collection in the world.  After a little research, I learned that the collection is actually owned by Aurora Gems Inc. and has been on loan to various museums around the world.  I'm glad I got to see them when I was there.  The display was in a large case and every few minutes the light would dim and a UV light would come on and all gems would glow.  Wikipedia has a picture of the gems glowing on their site here if you would like to see it.

7 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

What an amazing sight!

Fotolosopher said...

Fascinating. I'd guess there's a lot of value here!

Judy said...

I didn't know that diamonds came in that many colors!

Julie said...

Very interesting!

William Kendall said...

Now that is pretty!

Birdman said...

I'm thinking Chinese Checkers now. Ever play?

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful.