The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will present The Nature of Diamonds, the most wide-ranging exhibition ever developed on the allure of diamonds — — and jewellery worn by MAE WEST will be on display during this show.
• • The ROM's walk-in Gem Vault houses some of the exhibition’s most dazzling objects. Included here is a stunning array of outstanding gems from around the world, including a corsage ornament belonging to Princess Mathilde, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, comprised of an incredible 2,600 diamonds and the dramatic and delicate Question Mark necklace (1890) created by the famed House of Boucheron of France. The Vault’s Milky Way necklace consists of a platinum grid intricately adorned with 2,000 diamonds. A De Beers Diamonds International Award winner in 2000, the massive piece was created by Torontonian Dieter Huebner for Brinkhaus Jewellers, Vancouver in a salute to the millenium. The Aurora Butterfly of Peace, consisting of an astounding 240 multi-coloured diamonds, collected over twelve years and showing the astounding range of diamond colours in nature, is positioned near the Vault's entrance.
• • Nearby, jewellery pieces worn and enjoyed by the stars of yesterday including Mae West and Joan Crawford and, more recently, Salma Hayek are also on view.
• • When: From Saturday, 25 October 2008 to Sunday, 22 March 2009, the exhibition will be displayed in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, located on Level B2 in the Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.
• • Visit the Royal Ontario Museum online — — www.rom.on.ca
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • none • •