Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

The mineral specimens were my favorite part of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History:

The Hope Diamond and other outstanding examples of gems, set into jewelry and displayed as cut gems are also on display. This is the Wittelsbach-Graff diamond, perhaps from the same mine as the Hope:

And my final picture from this museum is of 30,000 year old shell beads found in France:

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