Tuesday, April 10, 2007

See the rare yellow Tiffany diamond!

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area or plan to be between tomorrow and the end of September, you may want to make a detour to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Why? Because the enormous yellow Tiffany diamond, worn only twice in its history, will be on display! You can finally see, up close and personal -- barring the glass and security alarms -- the 128 carat gem that Audrey Hepburn was lucky enough to wear. You may remember from an earlier post that Audrey was one of two people to ever wear this priceless stone, and that it was remounted in a custom-made necklace for her publicity photos. Tiffany & Co. was kind enough to loan the diamond to the Smithsonian institute, and you can see it, along with the Hope Diamond and some other iconic gems, through September 23. For more information on the Tiffany diamond and the Smithsonian display, click here.

Also, someone was kind enough to post a short clip of Audrey talking about helping people become self-sufficient in a rare UNICEF video called Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words. This is a great find, and rare because a VHS copy of the video sells through the UNICEF website for $100, and the whole video is only 28 minutes long.

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