Gems & Gemology, Summer 2003, Vol. 39, No. 2
An Important Exhibition of Seven Rare Gem Diamonds
John M. King and James E. Shigley
From late June to mid-September 2003, seven important gem diamonds went on temporary public display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, in an exhibit titled “The Splendor of Diamonds.” These diamonds, one colorless and six colored, are some of the rarest in the world: the 203.04 ct D-color De Beers Millennium Star, the 101.29 ct Fancy Vivid yellow Allnatt, the 59.60 ct Fancy Vivid pink Steinmetz Pink, the 27.64 ct Fancy Vivid blue Heart of Eternity, the 5.54 ct Fancy Vivid orange Pumpkin, the 5.51 ct Fancy Deep blue-green Ocean Dream, and the 5.11 ct Fancy red Moussaieff Red. This article provides background information on these spectacular diamonds and a record of some of the gemological observations obtained during their quality grading by GIA.