Excavated in India before 1668 and cut several times between 1668 and 1958, the 45.52 carat, deep-blue diamond known as the Hope Diamond is the world’s largest-known and most famous blue diamond. After a tumultuous history, the diamond was donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in 1958 by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston. Now the world’s most celebrated and fashionable doll, Barbie®, pays tribute to this iconic gem through the Hope Diamond Barbie® doll.
Nashville doll designer and doll fashion designer Joan Greene will be speaking at the Southern Women's Show in Nashville on Saturday morning, April 14 at 10:30. Greene will be appearing at the Balance Your Life Stage where her topic will be "Private Showing 1997 -- The Gowns that Diana Wore and A Doll Story."
Easter Parade Sydney
One of the most elusive and captivating Easter dolls is Easter Parade Sydney. In March 2004, the Robert Tonner Company sold the very limited Easter Parade Sydney doll from their Tyler line at the Collectors United doll show and convention at the Marriott Hotel in Nashville. Limited to only 300 dolls, the beautiful Easter Parade Sydney doll comes with red hair worn in a sedate bun hidden by her floral Easter hat. Easter Parade Sydney doll a rare Nashville exclusive - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner
Samantha Newark (voice of Jem and Jerrica) and Patricia Alice Albrecht (voice of Pizzazz) from the 1980s hit animated television show "Jem and the Holograms" will be two of the celebrity guests featured at the MTAC OMEGA convention in Nashville.
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