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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