Some Famous Gems Get a New Setting

The Star of India, the Patricia Emerald and others return to public view in the newly redesigned halls at the American Museum of Natural History.

To reach one of the most anticipated new destinations in New York City, you have to sidestep dinosaur fossils and hang a right at the cluster of meteorites. It’s a long and winding road to a gemstone jackpot.

On the ground floor of the American Museum of Natural History, the finishing touches are being put on the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, scheduled to open June 12. The $32 million redesign took place during a closure of more than three and a

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