The most famous, of course, is the Hope Diamond.
|The famous blue Hope Diamond is what remains of the original 112-carat stone. It was cut down to 68 carats in 1673 and today weighs "only" 45.52 carats. A mere bagatelle!|
|This lovely bangle contains 60 carats of antique-cut Burmese rubies surrounded by 27 carats of diamonds.|
|This striking necklace was once owned by the same woman who owned the Hope Diamond. It contains 1,050 diamonds totaling 63 carats in a platinum setting.|
|These pear-shaped diamonds weigh 14.25 carats and 20.34 carats, respectively.|
|This 167-carat Colombian emerald is set in a pendant containing 35 emeralds and more than 2,000 diamonds.|
|This diadem contains 540 carats of Persian turquoise and more than 1,000 "old mine" diamonds totaling 700 carats.|
The original diadem, created in 1810, was made with emeralds, but they were replaced with the turquoise in the 1950s. Why, I don't know, but I think it's stunning as is. I think I could find room for it in my jewelry box.
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