“Diamonds are forever.” This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about these precious pieces of pure beauty. One diamond can light up a whole room – and even shine beyond it. Now imagine many, many diamonds – sparkling, enthralling, capturing the light and winking with their smooth edges – a scene truly stunning, fiddling with the imagination – a scene that seems so distant and dreamy. Yet such a marvel can be found within the borders of Amsterdam! That’s right – our fair city is a home to an amazing collection of gems and diamonds in various forms – in jewels, single, even as parts of art pieces. Experience the Diamond museum in Amsterdam.
The Diamond museum is something one of the places in Amsterdam that you just have to see for yourself in order to grasp the idea of what amazing experience it offers– going there truly is a must, not only for people who appreciate the beauty of gems, but also for everybody who is taken away with art and history. Old weapons, jewels, tiaras, crowns and other instructed with diamonds and precious stones creations of art and monuments of craftsmanship can be seen – an experience that will take you on a stirring journey throughout the halls of the museum.
Your experience there can also come with an engrossing educational part. You will have the chance to observe an explanation about the formation of these rare, mysterious creations, called diamonds. The program continues with a film about the polishing procedures and a brief overview of the enigmatic, intriguing craft that the goldsmiths practice. The whole experience ends with a tutorial of how to evaluate a diamond – the four C’s – carat, clarity, colour and cut.
After that you will be taken to the most interesting part – a tour through the wonders that lurk deeper in the building. One of the most significant pieces is one amazing katana sword, made of Murano glass, with diamonds and rubies in it. It has 1967 pieces of diamonds and 494 pieces of rubies in it – this numbers can only represent a shadow of the beauty teeming from this Japanese sword.
Another interesting thing is that at some point you will be presented to one very special room – the glamour room. It is filled with diamond shaped mirror through the line, showing to the common eye, how diamond and glamour go together.
Well, dear reader, I gave you a glimpse of what you can expect in the Diamond museum – the uncovering of its other offers is entirely up to you now!
Website of the museum: http://www.diamantmuseumamsterdam.nl/en