The Hope Diamond
Yeah, you saw this coming....what woman in her right mind wouldn't want to see the diamond she'll never have?
WEIGHT: 45.52 carats
CLARITY: VS1. Whitish graining is present.
COLOR: Natural fancy deep grayish-blue
CUT: Cushion antique brilliant with a faceted girdle and extra facets on the pavilion.
Length: 25.60 mm
Width: 21.78 mm
Depth: 12.00 mm
In other words, it's big.
Between Barbie and The Hope Diamond, The Smithsonian is a Girl's Best Friend.
"Milestones of Flight" Gallery: 1903 Wright Flyer
Planes fascinate me. And to be able to see the original Wright Bros plane, in person, is priceless.
Lunch and another coffee before someone gets hurt.
The First Lady's Gowns
All photos courtesy of http://www.si.edu/