Mingling at the opening of the exhibition “Diamonds on 45: Diamonds as Creators of Music” at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in the Israel Diamond Exchange complex in Ramat Gan.
The exhibit combined diamonds and music – one a physical and the other a spiritual sphere – and aims to show how diamonds have been used in a variety of ways to promote popular culture over the years.
Thus, the exhibition presented various devices in the field of music that have diamonds integrated into them. It featured wind-up gramophones with steel needles, electric gramophones with old needles, and advanced gramophones with diamond needles. It also presented diamond-related songs from different genres and periods, as well as diamond jewelry.
HODM Curator Noga Raved said: “Even a tiny diamond can make a big difference. From the 50s to the 80s of the last century, diamonds were used as record-player styluses and thus participated in decoding and mediating the experience of music. Diamonds no larger than a sand grain provided many hours of pleasure and enjoyment to millions of people worldwide.”