Smithsonian to sell its jewels, sort of
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.
Washington Post editors
| April 8, 2010; 11:26 AM ET
Categories: DC, Maryland, Virginia | Tags: Hope Diamond, QVC, Smithsonian Institution
Save & Share: Previous: DC crews repair 7,690 potholes
Next: Metro says Red Line has cracked rail
Posted by: r000hal | April 12, 2010 1:16 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.