NEW YORK — An ambitious project to create diamonds with high-temperature, high-quality diamonds from scratch will take place in the New York State Museum on Monday.
The Diamond District, which was created in the early 1800s by Henry Miller, is a collection of the most valuable diamonds in the world.
Diamonds are among the most sought-after in the global diamond market, with the most expensive of the gems at $1,500 per carat.
The museum is hosting a symposium on Tuesday called “Diamonds: From Minerals to Jewelry,” to hear from scientists, industry experts and the public about how diamonds were made.
It will also include a hands-on lab demonstration.
“We are really excited to be a part of the New Yorker Diamond District and to be able to bring the diamond experience to people who have never seen it before,” said Scott McElroy, director of New York’s Department of Conservation and Museums.
“The diamond district has a really special place in my heart, but to bring that experience to this audience of people who haven’t seen it is just incredible.”
McElroy said the project has already had a significant impact on the industry.
“A lot of people don’t know that the Diamond District exists.
And a lot of the diamonds that have been found in the district have not been made by Diamond District miners,” he said.
“We’ve had a lot people come out to our exhibits to learn more about how these diamonds were created.”
The museum will be open for public tours from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p..m., with guided tours available at a discounted rate.
A free shuttle bus will transport visitors from the Museum of Natural History, the city’s largest public park.