Museum Piece: Natural Selections

The San Diego Natural History Museum has added a little sparkle with a
gem-tastic yearlong exhibition. All That Glitters: The Splendor and
Science of Gems and Minerals
features jewels from ­Tiffany and
Cartier, stones from the Smithsonian and the GIA, and much more—like
this 1945-era pomegranate brooch (with peridot, ruby cabochons, and
yellow diamonds) from ex–Chanel designer/Cole Porter pal Fulco di
Verdura. Splendor runs through April 2012; for more, visit