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Rhodochrosite main use is as an ore of manganese which is a key component of low-cost stainless steel formulations and certain alluminium alloys. Quality banded specimens are often used for decorative stones and jewelry. Due to its being relatively soft, and having perfect cleaveage, it is very difficult to cut, and therefore rarely found faceted in jewelry.

This looks like a fake ruby. I wonder if you can make a laser with it.

Posted by Ruby Soho (guest) on Tue 04 May 2010 06:07:12 PM UTC

The Hope diamond is the world's largest deep blue diamond. AT 45.52 carats, it is classified as a type IIb diamond. The diamond's blue coloration is attributed to trace amounts of boron in the stone.

WOW! Only $99 ?

My mom will love this! Who knew you could get you very own? Thanks for the link!

Posted by Replicas fool everyone! (guest) on Tue 04 May 2010 05:40:04 PM UTC

Hall Sapphire Diamond Necklace - This exquisite necklace features 36 matched sapphires from Sri Lanka totaling 195 carats. Their deep sky-blue color contrasts brilliantly with a sparkling sea of 435 diamonds weighing 84 carats.

It may sound corny, but it really is glorious. So equisite and magnificent. |'m not suprised it's in a museum, but if that were in the open, i'd grab it with both hands anbd never let go. Seriously! Who ever gave this in was nuts. It's too beautiful to not be selfish with.

If anyone knows where i can get one like this (dear santa...) please, LET ME KNOW!!!

Posted by Obessed (guest) on Thu 29 Apr 2010 06:08:17 PM UTC

Hazen Diamond Necklace - The 325 diamonds in this platinum necklace weigh a total of 131.4 carats. Harry Winston, Inc., designed it.

History of necklace

The necklace was designed by Harry Winston and was given to the Smithsonian in 1979 by Lita Annenberg Hazen.

Posted by John (guest) on Tue 20 Apr 2010 06:45:29 PM UTC

Hazen Diamond Necklace - The 325 diamonds in this platinum necklace weigh a total of 131.4 carats. Harry Winston, Inc., designed it.

Hazen diamond necklace

What is the history behind it!

Posted by sa in detroit (guest) on Tue 20 Apr 2010 04:18:44 AM UTC

In the pendant surrounding the Hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pear-shapes and cushion cuts.

love it

I love this picture and just got one of the necklaces. I hope its as beautiful as the picture

Posted by candy (guest) on Wed 10 Mar 2010 09:00:25 PM UTC

In the pendant surrounding the Hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pear-shapes and cushion cuts.


$75 Hope Diamond Necklace - Smaller Replica

Posted by Smith Sonian (guest) on Wed 10 Mar 2010 07:13:43 PM UTC

The Hope diamond is the world's largest deep blue diamond. AT 45.52 carats, it is classified as a type IIb diamond. The diamond's blue coloration is attributed to trace amounts of boron in the stone.

Hope Diamond Replica $99



According to legend, the original Tavernier Blue diamond was stolen from an eye of a sculpted Hindu goddess Sita, the wife of Rama, the Seventh Avatara of Vishnu.

This reproduction of Smithsonian's famed blue diamond has a hand cut glass center stone encircled by 16 prong-set Cubic Zirconia. 1 1/2" wide. Hope Diamond Replica $99

Posted by Easily transitions from brooch to pendant (guest) on Wed 10 Mar 2010 07:09:03 PM UTC

The 98.6 Carat Bismark Sapphire set in a  diamond and platinum necklace was designed by Cartier and was found in Sri Lanka. The piece was a gift to the Smithsonian Institute by Countess Mona von Bismark in 1967.

im so special

my boyfriend jus got that 4 me as a gift...am i lucky or wat

Posted by pat (guest) on Wed 17 Feb 2010 07:51:09 PM UTC

Hope Diamond - The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem by Richard Kurin. The true story behind the most famous-and infamous-stone in the world. 



To purchase Hope Diamond - The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem visit www.DCGiftShop.com

Dr. Kurin

Dr. Richard Kurin is still alive; here is an excerpt from his bio via Harper Collins: Dr. Richard Kurin is the director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage where he oversees the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and other cultural heritage programs. A former Fulbright fellow with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago

Posted by John Allen on Tue 09 Feb 2010 06:56:11 PM UTC

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