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In 1911, the Hope diamond was sold to Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean of Washington, D.C., after it was mounted on a headpiece and surrounded by three tiers of white diamonds. Sometime later, Mrs. McLean had it reset as a pendant.

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Posted by SAM PERERA (JR) (guest) on Sat 03 Jul 2010 02:50:56 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.

BISMARK SAPPHIRE

IT IS TRESSURE FOR THE WORLD.ALSO THE CREDIT GOES TO BISMARK FAMILY FOR PERMITING THE PUBLIC TO SEE THIS NATURAL BEAUTY BY DONATING IT TO SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.THANK YOU SMITHSONIAN FOR DISPLAYING SUCH NATURES GREAT GEMS TO THE PUBLIC.

Posted by SAM PERERA (JR) (guest) on Sat 03 Jul 2010 02:37:00 PM UTC

To purchase a Hope Diamond Pendant and view other Washington DC souvenirs please visit www.DCGiftShop.com

ohhhhhh.

its cute . but nowhere near as beautiful as the real thing.

Posted by kayleen (guest) on Thu 01 Jul 2010 03:38:27 AM UTC

Opal with demantoid from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Australia's National Gem.

Opal from Australia.

"Beautiful Opal" I was the last man to work with the guys who found the largest uncut "Black Opal in modern times which is in the Guinness book of records", You can view the Opal at www.grahamblackopal.com this fabulous Opal was named the Halley's Comet and is over 2000 carats and was found in the only place in the world where you will find gem quality Black Opal the capital of the industry lightning Ridge Australia.

Regards Graham Black.

Posted by Graham Black (guest) on Wed 16 Jun 2010 12:30:56 AM UTC

Opal with diamond and corundum. This pin appears alive and sparkling in all the colours of the rainbow.

Guinness book of record Opal.

I personally would have used a Opal with red colour also. I was the last man to work with the guys who found the largest uncut "Black Opal in modern times which is in the Guinness book of records", You can view the Opal at www.grahamblackopal.com this fabulous Opal was named the Halley's Comet and is over 2000 carats and was found in the only place in the world where you will find gem quality Black Opal the capital of the industry lightning Ridge Australia.

Regards Graham Black .

Posted by Graham Black (guest) on Wed 16 Jun 2010 12:24:00 AM 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.

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 Smithsonian Gift (guest) on Tue 15 Jun 2010 06:22:49 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.

its so beautiful i just would be afraidto own it or even touch it because of the legend thats says who ever owns it or even have touched it would have had a sudden death.

Posted by angie laster (guest) on Sat 05 Jun 2010 04:15:21 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.

The Hope Diamond Cur


The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem


In this revealing book you'll discover the mysterious story behind the most famous, and infamous-stone in the world.

Posted by a true story (guest) on Tue 01 Jun 2010 07:43:22 PM UTC

This reproduction of Smithsonian's famed blue diamond has a hand cut glass center stone encircled by 16 prong-set Cubic Zirconia.


To purchase the Hope Diamond Pendant visit www.DCGiftShop.com

Diamonds Are Forever...

This historically correct replica[ looks just like the real thing, but everyone knows there is only one Hope Diamond, and none of us will ever see anyone wearing it!

The original Hope diamond was initially 112 carats and was ultimately cut down to 45 carats. Originally designed as a headpiece, 1911 purchaser and Washington socialite, Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean had it converted into a pendant.

Posted by DC Gift Shop (guest) on Fri 28 May 2010 06:08:05 PM UTC

Austrian crystal pendants are adapted from the original Hope Diamond. Eight round and eight princess cut crystals surround the center blue crystal.


To purchase the Hope Diamond Pendant visit www.DCGiftShop.com

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 More Hope (guest) on Wed 26 May 2010 08:40:36 PM UTC

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