A Miracle Of Nature The Foxfire Diamond Unveiled At The Smithsonian Gem Hall10:45 PM
The Foxfire Diamond had its first public viewing in America when it was unveiled in a ceremony in the Harry Winston Gallery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The Foxfire Diamond will be on display for three months at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Nov. 17 through Feb. 16, 2017.
The two billion year-old, 187.63 carat Foxfire Diamond is the largest uncut, gem-quality diamond mined in North America.
"The Foxfire Diamond is truly exceptional, one of the great treasures of the Earth," Dr. Jeffery Post, Chair of the Department of Mineral Sciences and curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, said. "We are delighted that our visitors will have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view North America's largest gem-quality diamond in its natural form."Diamonds of this carat weight were not believed to exist in North America.
"The Foxfire was discovered and uncovered in epic feats of engineering that are in themselves quite remarkable, all the while being respectful of the environment and those who have lived on the land for centuries," Arnaud Soirat, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Copper & Diamonds, said.In June of 2016, the Foxfire Diamond was acquired in a competitive international auction by Deepak Sheth, President of Amadena Investments LLC. In electing to preserve the diamond intact, Sheth has maintained both the diamond's dazzling physical characteristics and its unique story.
"The combination of the Foxfire's exceptional size of 187.63 carats, fascinating provenance and ethical pedigree will ensure this two billion year-old diamond takes its place in history books. We may never again see a diamond of this size and quality from a North American diamond mine," Deepak Sheth said. "Further, we are honored to partner with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to present our diamond alongside the world-renowned Hope diamond."The Foxfire Diamond has boldly earned its place in history, as the largest known, uncut, gem-quality diamond mined in North America.
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