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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Join diamond experts, scientists and campaigners to explore how man's addiction to adornment has fuelled passion, corruption and conflict.

Worn for status, symbolism or for fashion's sake, adorning our bodies
with beads or glittering gemstones is an ancient custom. Do we still need these displays in the 21st century? Is wearing your wealth just a crude statement of excess? Join us to explore man's addiction to adornment and find out whether we have really changed in the last 150,000 years.


Professor Phil Rainbow | talks
Dr Richard Cowen | talks
Nigel Israel | talks
Alex Yearsley | talks | www
David Hampson | talks | www


Date and Time:

28 July 2005 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Darwin Centre Live at the Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
+44 20 79 42 58 81
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Organised by:

The Natural History Museum
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Places are FREE but must be booked in advance on 020 7942 5555

Additional Information:

Nearest tube: South Kensington


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