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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/ 8/2010

Smithsonian to sell its jewels, sort of

By Washington Post editors

Want your own Hope Diamond? How about some Marie Antoinette earrings? The Smithsonian Institution has teamed up with QVC to sell jewelry based on items from the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the National Museum of Natural History.

Carol LeBlanc, director of consumer products for Smithsonian Enterprises, said the jewelry -- earrings, bracelets, brooches and more -- not only be fashionable, but also it will also educate the public about the gems in the Smithsonian's collection.

The collection is scheduled to debut in the fall. No word yet on how much a Hope Diamond copy will set you back.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 8, 2010; 11:26 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Hope Diamond, QVC, Smithsonian Institution  
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Does the Hope Diamond come with the curse? If so, I'll buy one for my EX-WIFE!!!!

Great Marketing!



Posted by: r000hal | April 12, 2010 1:16 AM | Report abuse

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