Diamonds are Forever Travels from The Museum of Ventura County to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in January 2015

Tucson, Ariz—December 15, 2014- A new temporary exhibit, Diamonds are Forever: The Incredible Journeys of World-Famous Diamonds & the People Who Owned Them, will be traveling from the Museum of Ventura County to be exhibited at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona from January 27 through April 19, 2015.

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Catherine the Great with the Orlov diamond. Image courtesy of the Museum of Ventura County. Other images available via the media contact below.

Diamonds are Forever: The Incredible Journeys of World-Famous Diamonds & the People Who Owned Them, provides the unique opportunity to experience the dazzling beauty of world-famous diamonds while tracing their circuitous journeys from the mines of present-day India to the hands of the rich and famous across Europe and the United States. These stories are told through 18 quarter-life-size Historical Figures, including Catherine the Great, Napoleon, Louis XIV and the Shah Jahan, and 10 replica diamonds including the Hope, the French Blue and the Orlov.

The exhibition is the result of a unique collaboration between artists George S. Stuart of Ojai, California, and Scott Sucher of Tijeras, New Mexico. Stuart creates quarter-life-size figures capturing the essence of history’s most famous and infamous personalities. To date, he has created more than 400 Historical Figures, which have been exhibited at museums across the country– including the Smithsonian. Sucher has dedicated his life to the documentation and replication of famous historical diamonds. His full-scale replicas, made from cubic zirconia, have been exhibited world-wide and earned him high praise from experts within the gem and jewelry industry.

This exhibit was developed and produced by the Museum of Ventura County. This is the only Arizona engagement scheduled to date. Click here for more information about this exhibit >>

 

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