Who is ready for a Field Trip? Diamonds are the hardest mineral found on Earth. Other than that, they hold no unique distinctions besides beauty, sentiment & tend to be steeped in cultural traditions. If you think diamonds are rare then ask yourself, “How many women do you know own at least one diamond?” Now ask the same question about other gems like rubies, emeralds or sapphires. NOW who’s ready for a Field Trip???
The California Academy of Sciences has an amazing collection of gems and minerals on display.
Read about the collection here: http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/gems-and-minerals-unearthed