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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A gemstone, billed as one of the largest gem-quality opals in existence, was sold for $143,750 at auction in Alaska on February 20. The opal, dubbed the Americus Australis, weighs more than 11,800 carats, according to the auction house Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals. It also has a long history.
SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found — a 6.0-centimeter (2.4 inch) multicolored gem unearthed in the Outback and named the ‘Virgin Rainbow.’
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island wants to open a slave trade museum and a national center for reconciliation in its now-closed cathedral in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that diocese officials approved the plans for the Cathedral of St. John last month. Diocese official Linda Grenz says Rhode Island’s role […]
NEW YORK — When articles are written about Mid-century Modern designs, much of the attention is devoted to furniture from the likes of Eames, Saarinen, Knoll, Wegner and McCobb. But a study of the era would be remiss if it did not look at lighting — a key element for bringing together a room. One of […]