Cooper-Hewitt Announces a New Exhibition iPad App

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Have you ever wanted to hold a 95-carat yellow diamond in your hand? There's an app for that.

As a bonus to the new exhibition, "Set In Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels," the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum yesterday released an iPad app. Can't get to New York City to see the show? Download the free app and take an armchair tour and get an intimate view of 65 of the exhibition's 350 exquisite pieces.  The app, which includes interviews with curators, a timeline of the firm’s history and design innovations, a comments section and a zoom tool, is available for free from the iTunes Store.

"Set In Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels" is on view in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum until June 5, 2011.