Smithsonian’s is home to the tiffany diamond!

It’s all shine and glitter at Washington’s Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and rightly so; what else can you expect when you are home to The Tiffany diamond which is one of the largest fancy yellow diamonds ever discovered. It was discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa, and was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54 carats with 90 facets – 32 more than a traditional round brilliant – to maximize its brilliance. For the layman’s sake ill put it simpy by saying its mind-blowingly stunning! Just recently the diamond made its debut at Washington’s Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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Though it isn’t here forever, the 128.44 carat stone is on loan from Tiffany & Co. until late September.