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Treasures from Janet Annenberg Hooker

This emerald is unusual for its exception size and color and its relative lack of imperfections—rare for such a large emerald. It is surrounded by 138 diamonds weighing, altogether, about 13 carats.

An Emerald Fit for a Sultan
Abdul-Hamid II, one of the last sultans of the Ottoman Empire, once owned the Hooker Emerald. It is said that he wore it on his belt buckle. New York's Tiffany and Co. purchased the gem at auction in 1911 and initially set it in a tiara. Later, Tiffany's reset the emerald in this brooch.Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker purchased the brooch from Tifany in 1955, and she donated the gem to the Smithsonian in 1977.

Details

  • Title: Hooker Emerald Brooch
  • Creator: Tiffany & Co.
  • Location: Colombia, South America
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Weight: 75.47ct
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): G7719
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences
  • Fassion: Square Step
  • Color: Medium Blue Green

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