Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Necklace: Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. 67.89 carats Look for flashes of color in the 116 facets of this pear-shaped, champagne-colored diamond. Cut from a 240-carat crystal, it is suspended from a chain of 108 diamonds that total about 45 carats. The necklace was designed by Baumgold Brothers, Inc.
The most transparent, most vibrant rubies in the world can be found in Burma. The Carmen Lucia Ruby was mined in the Mogok region of Burma in the 1930s. It was cut into a 23.10 carat faceted stone. (A carat is a measure of weight; one carat is 200 milligrams