We flew through the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, but I just had to see all the shiny gems. Here are some of my favorites.
Hooker Emerald Brooch
The 75 carat Hooker Emerald Brooch was reputedly once part of the belt buckle of a Turkish sultan.
The 422.99-carat Logan Sapphire from Sri Lanka is the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection, and is framed in a brooch setting surrounded by twenty round brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 16 carats. 423 carats?!?! I knew it was huge!