The cushion-cut Blue Moon goes on display in the Los Angeles Natural History Museum’s gem hall on Saturday, Sept. 13. There it shall stay, and mystify, through Jan. 6.
Blue diamonds are among the rarest of all natural colored diamonds and this exceptional beauty was discovered in 1905 in the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, South Africa. It is a 12 carat, internally flawless cushion cut blue diamond.
Diamonds with a strong saturated color represent only a tiny percentage of all natural diamonds, and only a minute percentage of all natural color diamonds are blue.
It can now be visited for a limited time at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, starting from September 13, until January 6, 2015