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Rare Victorian Art Nouveau  Rolled Gold Serpent and by Timeslide

Rare Victorian Art Nouveau - Rolled Gold Serpent and Crystal Quartz Wand Pendant Ascent Diamonds and Sapphire Necklace - Circa: 1890 – 1915

Sapphire and diamond necklace, late 19th century. From the Habsburg Sapphire Parure of Empress Marie-Louise of France

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

Hope Diamond ($250 million). Among the most romanticized jewels in the world, the Hope Diamond is housed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and considered the second-most visited piece of art in the world (behind the "Mona Lisa"). Discovered in India in 1812, the 45.52-carat blue-gray stone has had many owners over the years. The diamond is also said to be cursed—including the alleged suicides of several of its owners.  Selected by http://sleepbamboo.com/

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The Hope Diamond - photo by Chip Clark // putting this in 'Clothing and Accessories' I thought might be a bit pretentious.

Sapphire necklace

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.C.    The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be 44.5 carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh 45.52 carats. Saw this at the Smithsonian....amazing!

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,

One of the most remarkable natural black diamonds in the world, the 67.50 carat Black Orlov.

One of the most remarkable natural Black Diamonds in the world, the carat Black Orlov. This is the Cartier necklace, with 800 smaller white diamonds. Circa on the necklace?

The new temporary setting, “Embracing Hope,” was designed by Harry Winston Inc. and unveiled and placed on public display Nov. 18, 2010. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Hope Diamond’s donation to the museum in 1958 and the 100th anniversary of the museum.

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.

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