Mineral Sciences – Aurora Butterfly of Peace | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The Gem Vault of the Museum’s Gem and Mineral Hall is the temporary home of the world’s most fanciful butterfly, The Aurora Butterfly of Peace, from December 4, 2013 through June 3, 2014. The rainbow colors of 240 natural fancy-colored diamonds artistically represent the figure of a butterfly. Alan Bronstein, the owner and respected curator, spent 12 years assembling this spectacular collection one stone at a time, in partnership with Harry Rodman. For over 25 years Bronstein has been one of …


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