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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,

The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless pink diamond.

The pink sparkler The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded

Logan Sapphire, the second largest (blue) sapphire known, weighing 422.99 carats (84.6 g). On display at the Natural History Museum in Washington DC.

Logan Sapphire, second largest (blue) sapphire known, weighing carats. Natural History Museum in Washington DC.

Victoria-Transvaal Diamond The dazzling pendant of this diamond and gold necklace is the 68-carat, champage-colored Victoria-Transvaal diamond, which was discovered in South Africa in 1961.

Victoria-Transvaal Diamond is a 68 carat, champagne-colored diamond cut into a pear shape. Found in the Transvaal province, South Africa. The Necklace consists of gold chain with 106 diamonds in varying carats and shapes to enhance the 'starring' gem.

Marie Antoinette - Tiara, collar, pendientes, y broche. El conjunto está compuesto por 29 zafiros de Ceilán.

Queen Hortense sapphire and diamond parure. In 1821 King Louis Philippe acquired a tiara, necklace, earrings and a brooch for his wife. A national treasure of France.

The Cullinan III and IV Brooch and the Cullinan VII Delhi Durbar Necklace

The diamond was also cut to produce this Cullinan III and IV Brooch, commissioned by Queen Mary in and the Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan Pendant. The pendant is the Cullinan VII - a marquise cut diamond of carats

Star of Africa, the world's largest flawless cut diamond. It is 530 carats! By davmirsim

Soon to be mine. :-) carat gem is the world’s second largest known Grade D Colorless diamond. The Millennium Star is an internally and externally flawless, pear-shaped diamond owned by De Beers

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/

World's Most Expensive Colored Diamonds

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

The Hope Diamond Chain: Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

In the pendant surrounding the Hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pear-shapes and cushion cuts. A bail is soldered to the pendant where Mrs. McLean would often attach other diamonds including the McLean diamond and the Star of the East. The necklace chain contains 45 white diamonds.

Info from Wikipedia.

The Hope Diamond Chain: Museum of Natural History, Washington D. In the pendant surrounding the Hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pear-shapes and cushion cuts.

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