Smithsonian To Hock Pretend Jewelry On QVC

If you’ve always longed for a knockoff of the cursed Hope Diamond, the Smithsonian is about to fill your need by teaming with QVC to sell replicas of that and other historical treasures, the Washington Post reports:

“Together, we will create jewelry that is not only fashionable, but also serves to educate the public about the Smithsonian and the jewelry, gems and minerals found in its collections,” Carol LeBlanc, Smithsonian Enterprises director of consumer products, said in Thursday’s announcement.

It is thought to be the first time anyone has accused QVC of being educational.

Which fake treasure are you hoping to overpay for on your TV shopping travels?

Smithsonian signs deal with QVC to sell copies of Hope Diamond, other jewelry [Washington Post]
(Thanks, Al!)

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