North India: Carved emerald, pearl, enamel and gold ring century). The Mughal emperors and other Indian princely families had a passion for precious stones and pearls. And among the stones most prized were emeralds, particularly carved emeralds.
Empress Eugenie's Grand Pearl and Diamond Diadem of the French Napoleonic Crown Jewels. Eugénie's tiara was created by the Crown Jeweller, Lemonnier, using the Napoleonic pearls. The Louvre. This crown can be seen in the Empress's official portrait,
Necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. The necklace is made of diamonds & platinum, it is the most expensive piece of jewelry ever specifically made for a film. The Stefano Canturi necklace was made with diamonds, weighing 134 carats.
Presented to Sir John Chardin by Frederick, Prince of Wales; bequeathed to Sir Philip Musgrave; given to Queen Mary by Lord and Lady Cromer on her birthday, 26 May contains a lock of Prince Frederick's hair
Diamante "Orlov"The Orlov (sometimes spelled Orloff) is a large diamond that is part of the collection of the Diamond Fund of the Moscow Kremlin. Now known as the Imperial Sceptre, it was completed in 1784
The Regent Diamond or Pitt Diamond, once owned by Thomas Pitt, Governor of Madras. Thomas (known as "Diamond Pitt") was the Younger Pitt's great grandfather. The diamond, one of the largest known at the time, was purchased for the French Crown in