the Habsburg Sapphire Parure of Empress Marie-Louise of France. Sapphire and diamond necklace, late century. From the Habsburg Sapphire Parure of Empress Marie-Louise of France. Sapphire and diamond brooch, late century
A splendid creation by Cartier in which the diamond necklace is enriched with sapphire drops that slide down the neckline and complement the long earrings. This was the parure worn by Fan Bing Bing at a recent social event.
The Hope Diamond! Museum of Natural History, Washington D. The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh carats. It is classified as a type IIb diamond,
The new temporary setting, “Embracing Hope,” was designed by Harry Winston Inc. and unveiled and placed on public display Nov. The event marks the anniversary of the Hope Diamond’s donation to the museum in 1958 and the anniversary of the museum.