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Slide 0: The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
$29.99
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed: Surprising Stories Behind the Jewels explores the scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind the world's greatest gems. Brought to life by the curator of the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, fact is separated from fiction in this original book that reveals fresh information and regales the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world's greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post tells the stories of the Smithsonian's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond—and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997.
 
Slide 1: Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
$30.00
Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Rose Gold Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. Subtle golden touches add a dose of shine. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
 
Slide 2: Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight
$75.00
Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Blue Gold Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. Subtle golden touches add a dose of shine. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
 
Slide 3: Blue Jellyfish Paperweight
Blue Jellyfish Paperweight
$150.00
Experience the beauty of a floating jellyfish without getting wet. This Blue Jellyfish Paperweight is handcrafted from multiple layers of molten glass that highlights the ethereal qualities of jellyfish. The effect is stunning, and one that continues when the lights go out. This jellyfish absorbs light, and looks even more amazing as it glows in the dark. Each may vary slightly.

Item does not come with pictured lighted base. Base can be purchased here.
 
Slide 4: Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight
Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight
$80.00
This Crab Apple Blossom Paperweight adds a natural element to your space, and it's one full of meaning. This flower is thought to symbolize fertility, and its tree is often associated with love and marriage. The sweet sentiment is created with real flowers encased in resin, forever in bloom. Each may vary slightly.
 
Slide 5: Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities
Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities
$68.00
Unwrap a surprise chest full of pop-out cardboard animals and paper leaves with the Insect Connoisseur Wall of Curiosities décor kit. Flat insects and flowers come to three-dimensional life by your hand. Build up a magnificent world on your walls.
 
Slide 6: Honey Bee Ornament
Honey Bee Ornament
$28.00
SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE TWO OR MORE FOR $24 EACH

This sweet glass Honey Bee Ornament adds some buzz and cheers up an indoor space year-round. Dynasty Gallery Lampwork artists use an open flame torch to melt down glass rods that are then delicately shaped into every gardener's beloved pollinator.
 
Slide 7: Red Poppy Ornament
Red Poppy Ornament
$28.00
SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE TWO OR MORE FOR $24 EACH

A beautiful addition to an indoor space, this glass Red Poppy Ornament packs in bright color and a lot of symbolism. This flower has long been associated with remembrance and hope for a peaceful future, and is worn as a sign of support for the Armed Forces community. Dynasty Gallery Lampwork artists use an open flame torch to melt down glass rods that are then delicately shaped into a perfect poppy.
 
Slide 8: Garden Birds Mobile
Garden Birds Mobile
$28.00
Birds take flight indoors with the Garden Birds Mobile by Studio Roof. The birds tell stories of rustling foliage, warm sun rays and sudden dives—but you need to craft them into shape first. This flock comes flat and takes three-dimensional shape by your hands.
 
Slide 9: Monarch Butterfly Kite
Monarch Butterfly Kite
$38.00
This Monarch Butterfly Kite is based on the proven Malay diamond platform that features a built-in dihedral fitting to automatically set the correct wind angles. But what little flyers will really appreciate is the stunning visual the kite makes as it soars through the sky—and how easy to launch and fly it is.
 
Slide 10: Hummingbirds Puzzle
Hummingbirds Puzzle
$32.00
Piece together a garden scene starring beautiful hummingbirds in flight. In this Hummingbirds Puzzle, the tiny birds fly round and round—literally—the circular, 500-piece design. The colorful and lively completed image was inspired by vintage ornithological illustrations.
 
Slide 11: Blue Agate Journal and Pen Set
Blue Agate Journal and Pen Set
$28.00
Take note: this Blue Agate Journal and Pen Set is a beautiful way to organize thoughts. Smooth-finish, lightly lined pages are wrapped inside a cover that captures all the colors found in variegated quartz. The matching fine-line ballpoint pen moves gracefully over paper and will make jotting any note, list, or thought a pleasure.