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,
A 733 carat black star sapphire that was originally used as a doorstop. Named “The Black Star of Queensland,” the humble gemstone that spent nine years as a doorstop is now set majestically as a pendant framed by 35 diamonds.
Baubles and Trinkets / This is the Chalk Emerald, a carat emerald from Columbia. Columbia is the major source of emeralds. It is nestled in a cluster of 60 pear-shaped diamonds weighing a total of 15 carats. It is housed at the Smithsonian Institute.
The Marie-Antoinette Blue Diamond: Marie-Antoinette’s private jewelry collection contained a carat blue heart shaped diamond which the queen had set in a ring. The queen gave the ring to her close friend Princess Lobomirska, shortly before her trail in
The Hope Diamond - formerly one of the crown jewels of France, having at one time adorned King Louis XIVs Order of the Golden Fleece as well as being used in other pieces from time to time. It was looted during the revolution and re-cut.
The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Just absolutely stunning!
The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond was cut from a rough stone found at the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa, in The pear shaped, fancy “champagne-colored” diamond was originally cut to 75 carats but then later recut to carats for b
The Logan Sapphire Flawless sapphire is the second largest known one in the world, a staggering carats. The cushion-cut stone is one of the world's largest and most famous sapphires, set in a brooch surrounded by 20 round-cut diamonds weighing 16 carats.