Smithsonian Cup: Gran Dama brooch

Gran Dama, courtesy of Buccellati
July 18, 2014
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Gran Dama
Gran Dama, courtesy of Buccellati

The Gran Dama brooch, a featured piece of the May 1, 2014 reception “Gifts from the Ocean” hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, centers around a rare Melo pearl and was crafted by Gianmaria Buccellati, the same jeweler who designed the Smithsonian Cup. Thirteen years after its initial debut, the Smithsonian Cup is now back on display in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals. (Photo courtesy of Buccellati)