ICONS OF THE GEM WORLD

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is mounting a super-duper show in Exposition Park through the spring.

The museum recently unveiled “100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World,” an exhibition of some of the highest quality rare gems on earth, including the world-famous Jonker I diamond, which has not been viewed publicly for decades.

“Right this way!” you can almost hear the carnival barker’s cry.

Says Lori Bettison-Varga, the museum’s president and director: “Gems of such magnificent size and quality have never been displayed before in this quantity in one exhibition.”

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2 Replies to “ICONS OF THE GEM WORLD”

  1. Alicia in Tampa says: Reply

    Yay, Heather. Another gem of a piece. I wish somebody would publish your collected works…all your pieces for NPR, The Sun, Angelus, your books, etc. It would have to be “Volume 1,” because God willing you will be producing many more treasures in years to come.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thanks, Alicia…ha ha maybe my literary executor will pull it all together after I leave this vale of tears…Your support is much appreciated!

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