Monday, January 5, 2009

A Famous Blue Gem

Sally at Smiling Sally host Blue Monday. Please visit her for lots of blue posts!

This picture was made in Washington DC at the Smithsonian. Do you know what it is?

Here's a much better one from the internet.
Did you guess the Hope Diamond? This room was the most crowded one in Washington when we visited the Smithsonian Natural Science Museum.

If you want to learn more about this famous blue gem, click here.

Thanks for coming by!

33 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

How pretty!
-sandy toes

Marie said...

I guessed correctly! I've seen that diamond in the museum. :o)

You asked what kind of camera I have... It's a Canon Power Shot SX10IS. It's not fancy-fancy. Just fancy to me! lol I DO love it though.

Rambling Girl said...

Yes it is gorg! I so want to go to Washington...I went when I was young but I want to go to it again....especially the Holocaust Museum. Have you been there?

Smilingsal said...

I have actually been there and seen that. It's so big that it is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

April said...

I remember seeing it when we visited the Smithsonian as a newly married couple 19 years ago. It took my breath away and still does! Wouldn't you love to have it hanging from your neck??? Of course, you'd probably get whiplash! :)

jlshall said...

I love that museum, but haven't been there for several years. All the Smithsonian museums are such wonderful places to visit. And that's certainly a beautiful blue for Blue Monday!

Darlene said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Happy Blue Monday!

Susan said...

Gorgeous shade of blue! sigh

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane..I guessed this one right..doesn't it have a curse that goes with this stone?? I will have to check this out..Great BLUE post girl!! hugs and smiles Gloria

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It really is quite stunning but the curse alone would make me "glance" and walk the other way, lol!
I'd love to visit the Smithsonian one day...perhaps one day.
Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

I have a very vague memory of seeing that once. I used to live in Maryland when I was little and we took a school field trip to the Smithsonian. Oh, I wouldn't mind having that hanging around my neck!!!!

take care,
Dawn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous, Diane! It's amazing, isn't it?

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rue said...

Hi Diane :)

I really wish they'd give my necklace back to me ;)

Happy New Year!!
hugs,
rue

Joanna said...

I love it! I can only imagine wearing something like that.

Joanna said...

I love it! I can only imagine wearing something like that.

MARIA said...

Wha an unbelievable story!
Thank you for sharing!

Have a great day!

Pat said...

It's so pretty isn't it? I love the Smithsonian Museums in DC!

Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is being loaned to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam until June, Diane, so you have to wait until then to come and see it in MoMa. Hope I get to see you when you visit NYC! Please keep in touch

Hugs, Pat

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the Smithsonian. Have only been there and seen it once. Hope to go again one day. Thanks for posting Diane. Happy Blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Just gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

jeanne said...

Oh Diane, that is a terrific blue Monday post. Why didn't I think of that? Smiling BIG. You are so smart. LOL It is so beautiful but they say it brings bad luck. I wonder.

Hugs...Jeanne

Sweetie said...

I saw the Hope Diamond many years ago when I chaperoned a visit to the Smithsonian. Thanks for posting it. I had forgotten how beautiful it is. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

What a BEAUTY!!!

linda said...

Yes, I guessed the Hope Diamond. Isn't it the most gorgeous thing ever! I'd love to see it in person. I missed it somehow when I was visiting the Smithsonian a few years back.

Tootsie said...

just gorgeous! have a great week!

Tootsie said...

just gorgeous! have a great week!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Wow, I don't think I ever knew that the Hope diamond was BLUE! That is some gorgeous rock.

judicreations said...

Hi Diane
Its gorgeous isn't it? I've seen it also a few years ago when we made the drive to Washington D.C. Such a beautiful blue. I have a picture too I'll have to be a copycat on a Blue Monday if mine looks as blue as yours.
Thank you for sharing this beauty.
have a lovely day
Judi

imjacobsmom said...

I guessed it right, too!!! I'm off to go read up on it. Jacob would love the smithsonian - I'd never get him out of there....Robyn

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

That's beautiful! I would love to see it in person, and maybe around my neck! LOL
I did get the chance to see the Crown Jewels in London and they are outstanding!

Lorrie said...

Wow Diane, I enjoyed this post, I've never seen the Hope Diamond!

The Muse said...

oooo la la....
Here's to Hope ! :)

White Iris Designs said...

I've always wanted to visit there.
That is one knock out diamond!

nikkicrumpet said...

it's for your next giveaway right!!! WOO HOO count me in!