Earlier this year we mentioned the announcement that the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, had entered into a licensing agreement with QVC to sell a jewelry collection. The pieces are now being revealed and they are simply gorgeous. The designs range from delicate to dramatic and include earrings, rings and bracelets. Pieces were inspired both by specific jewelry pieces at the Smithsonian as well as by the large gemstone and mineral specimens at the gallery. The highly anticipated jewelry collection, The Smithsonian Institution – National Gem Gallery, is scheduled to debut Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM (ET). Pieces will be available on QVC.com.
One of the most striking pieces is the Judith Ripka Sterling Blue Topaz & 4/10 ct tw Diamond Ring. The ring will sell for approximately $538.06. The ring was created in celebration of the100th Anniversary of both the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian's own Blue Heart Diamond.