Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The 52 Photos Project

The prompt for Week 22: "star"

This one is on permanent display at New York's
Museum of Natural History.  It's the
Star of India, a 563-carat star sapphire that was
donated to the museum by J.P. Morgan. 
It was stolen in 1964 (at which time it was uninsured
and "protected" by an alarm with a dead battery!).
The thief was caught and the gem recovered—
and I assume they've taken better care of it since then.

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