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Dom Pedro Aquamarine

Dom Pedro In Depth

The Dom Pedro traveled a long way to reach Washington, DC. Learn more about its journey to the Smithsonian—the people that shaped it, the places it passed through, the transformation of the rough aquamarine into the spectacular gem currently on display—using the links in the sidebar to the right.

Sources and Further Reading

In addition to interviews conducted by Smithsonian staff, the following sources were used in creating this website:

  • Ball, A. L. "Multifaceted Talent." Departures. American Express Publishing Corporation, May/June 2000. Web. 2 Nov. 2010. (Link)
  • Everhart, Jane. "The Picasso of Gems." National Jeweler Nov. 1987: 45-46.
  • Frazier, Si and Ann Frazier. "Fit for an Emperor." Lapidary Journal Nov. 1995: 24-28.
  • Frazier, Si and Ann Frazier. "Rough Trip to Brazil." Lapidary Journal Nov. 1995: 11-95.
  • Gübelin, E. Internal World of Gemstones. Switzerland: ABC Edition Zurich, 1974.
  • "Idar-Oberstein." GemSelect. Sett Company Ltd., May 2008. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. (Link)
  • Munsteiner, Bernd. Bernd Munsteiner: Reflections in Stone. Ed. Christianne Weber. Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, 2004.
  • Sinkankas, John. Emerald and Other Beryls. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1981.

Dom Pedro In Depth

Learn more about the people and places that shaped the Dom Pedro on its long journey from Brazil to the Smithsonian:




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