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Aurora Diamond Collection

The Aurora Diamond Collection of natural color diamonds is the most comprehensive diamond collection in the world.[citation needed] It was on public display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from 1989 to 2005 in the Morgan Hall of Gems. The Aurora Collection was the centerpiece for the 1998 exhibition The Nature of Diamonds organized by the American Museum of Natural History which toured Japan, Canada and the U.S. In 2005 The Aurora Collection was invited to participate in the exhibition Diamonds organized by The Natural History Museum of London. At that time 36 new specimens were added to the original 260 diamonds. Today The Aurora Collection consists of 296 diamonds weighing a total of 267.45 carats.

All the colors of the spectrum that diamonds exist in are represented in various shapes, saturations and modifiers including blue diamonds, pink diamonds, red diamonds, green diamonds, orange diamonds, purple diamonds, violet diamonds, yellow diamonds, olive diamonds and brown diamonds. Also represented are color changing chameleon diamonds. The Aurora Collection was put together by Alan Bronstein and Harry Rodman over 25 years.

The Aurora Collection is currently on display at The Natural History Museum of London.


  • Hofer, Stephen Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds - An Illustrated Study of the Aurora Collection
  • Bronstein, Alan and Hofer, Stephen Forever Brilliant - The Aurora Collection of Colored Diamonds
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