Bowers Museum Exhibits the Michael M. Scott Collection

"Gems! The Art and Nature of Precious Stones," the latest exhibit at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, Calif., highlights the gem collection of Michael M. Scott, the first president of Apple Computer Inc. The exhibit displays more than 300 rare gems, including the world's largest tanzanite, weighing 242 cts. and set in a white gold tiara with 1,000 diamonds; a suite of diamonds showing all the rare colors, including red; a flawless, 1-in. diamond cube weighing 156 cts.; a 25-ct. octahedron; a 104-ct. Paraíba tourmaline crystal; a 10-ct. "pigeon's blood" red ruby, set in an antique ring; a 64-ct. royal blue sapphire from Sri Lanka set in a yellow gold cobra stand; and a 16-ct. padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka. The exhibit includes 14 gem and silver sculptures by American artist John Marshall; 13 gem carvings by contemporary German artist Bernd Munsteiner; four intrica
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