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    Hope Diamond: The Hope Diamiond is the previous record holder for being the largest faceted diamond and is probably the most well known and historically interesting of all diamonds. The Hope Diamond was originally known as the Tavernier Blue which was a crudely cut triangular diamond. According to legend, it was stolen from an Indian statue of Sita and purchased by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier around 1660. The diamond was sold to King Louis XIV of France who had it cut into a 67.125 carat stone

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    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.

    Marie Antoinette Earrings. 4.25 & 20.34 carats diamond drops. From the Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection

    Louis XVI's gift to Marie Antoinette. Spectacular old mine cut diamond and sapphire oversized feather. Louis XVI was tired of Marie Antoinette's taste for tall headdresses, and offered her this diamond aigrette to wear instead.

    the Duchesse d’Angouleme only surviving child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

    Regent Diamond: set in a Crown for the Coronation crown for Louis XV and then in another crown for Louis XVI in 1775. He gave it to Marie Antoinette who added it to her jewelry collection.

    Marie Antoinette's clock at Versailles...

    The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. 33.19 carat, asscher cut in platinum.

    Marie Antoinette

    Square Diamond Ring

    Marie Antoinette's Diamond Earrings

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    Marie Antoinette style shoe collection.

    A page from Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe book from 1782.

    Marie Antoinette Shoes/Pink Ivory Pearls

    Marie Antoinette.

    Belonging to Marie-Antoinette : Collier diamants de Marie-Antoinette

    Diamond necklace, a gift from Napoleon to his second empress, Marie-Louise

    Marie Antoinette

    Kwiat 'Vintage' Oval Diamond Ring

    Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette.