The Dresden Green Diamond is a 41 carats (8.2 g) natural green diamond, which probably originated in the Kollur mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. In 1768, the diamond was incorporated into an extremely valuable hat ornament, surrounded by two large and 411 medium-sized and small diamonds. This is the setting that the Dresden Green still appears in today. Today, the diamond is shown in the "New Green Vault" at Dresden Castle.
The Marie Antoinette Necklace from De Beers definitely ranks among the world's most expensive necklaces. The necklace features more than 181 carats of diamonds, including a monster 8 carat, pear-shaped white diamond as a centerpiece. All of the jewels are set in platinum.
The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Don't miss it's story at http://famousdiamonds.tripod.com/spoonmakersdiamond.html#
Close up of the peridot parure created in 1820 by Köchert, for Henriette, wife of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen. The parure consists of a diadem, a necklace, a corsage ornament and earrings in peridot and diamonds. Worn by Archduchess Isabella (née Princess of Croy) at the coronation of the last King of Hungary in Budapest in 1916.
Marie Antoinette Diamond Earrings. two large, pear-shaped diamonds weigh 14.25 and 20.34 carats respectively. The diamonds were supposedly set in earrings that belonged to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, who was guillotined in 1793 during the French Revolution. While the circumstances by which Marie Antoinette's diamond earrings left her possession may never be known with certainty, the earrings appear to have stayed in the French Royal family. In 1853, as a wedding gift, Napoleon…