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October 16, 2004 - November 20, 2006
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, in the Geology, Gems, and Minerals Hall
On view is the 23.1-carat Carmen Lucia ruby, one of the largest faceted Burmese rubies known to exist. The stone is set in platinum and flanked by 2 triangular colorless diamonds measuring 1.1 and 1.27 carats.
See related article in Feb. 2005 Smithsonian magazine, pp. 40 & 43