The Marie Antoinette diamonds  The original earrings were owned by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France; guillootined in 1793 during the French Revolution.Aaid to be a gift from her husband, King Louis XVI. According to one legend, she had them with her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution in 1791. Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff of Russia later acquired the earrings. They stayed within her family until 1928.

The Marie Antoinette diamonds The original earrings were owned by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France; guillootined in 1793 during the French Revolution.Aaid to be a gift from her husband, King Louis XVI. According to one legend, she had them with her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution in 1791. Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff of Russia later acquired the earrings. They stayed within her family until 1928.

Queen Victoria's famous diamond necklace and tear dropped earrings have an interesting history. Victoria had to hand over to the Duke of Cumberland, king of Hanover in 1857 a chunk of her inherited jewelry. This angered and upset her immensely. She ordered the royal jewelers to make carbon copies of the lost jewelry. This exercise was carried out by using precious stones from "swords and useless things", as put by her. This necklace needed 28 stones taken from 2 Garter badges and a sword…

Queen Victoria's famous diamond necklace and tear dropped earrings have an interesting history. Victoria had to hand over to the Duke of Cumberland, king of Hanover in 1857 a chunk of her inherited jewelry. This angered and upset her immensely. She ordered the royal jewelers to make carbon copies of the lost jewelry. This exercise was carried out by using precious stones from "swords and useless things", as put by her. This necklace needed 28 stones taken from 2 Garter badges and a sword…

Double moonstone heart ring with seed pearls, probably English, 1880-90

Hearts in Flight - Poesy Ring of 1754

Double moonstone heart ring with seed pearls, probably English, 1880-90

The radiant-cut diamond, graded a fancy light purplish-pink, is set in a classic platinum solitaire with rose gold prongs. The rough diamond, which was found in South Africa, weighed 21.35 carats and took 3.5 months to cut. Pink diamonds of its size are exceptionally rare--Christie's states that only 18 pinks over 10 carats have passed through the auction house since its founding 244 years ago.

The radiant-cut diamond, graded a fancy light purplish-pink, is set in a classic platinum solitaire with rose gold prongs. The rough diamond, which was found in South Africa, weighed 21.35 carats and took 3.5 months to cut. Pink diamonds of its size are exceptionally rare--Christie's states that only 18 pinks over 10 carats have passed through the auction house since its founding 244 years ago.

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