by Barbara Butts Millar
A city on another planet?
photo by I.J.
SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND
Ear Pendants in 925 Sterling Silver
with lever backs. Easy to wear, especially
if you talk on the phone all day.
Only 185.00 plus shipping
Emits an aerie red glow
after being exposed to short
wave ultraviolet light
Mysterious, infamous, magnificent, cursed, exciting,
the most famous diamond ever.
As legend goes it was plucked from the eye of an idol
in India in the 17th Century by a thief that was later murdered for it.
Held by Tavernier until sold to the King of France, Louis the XV for an enormous amount of gold. Passed to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette, we all know that outcome. To King George IV, who lost it to pay off tremendous debt. To Henry Phillip Hope, it's namesake
who had no heirs. Passed to his eldest nephew
Henry Thomas Hope who sold it pay off gambling debts.
Then to Evalyn Walsh McClean by way of Cartier who had
now fashioned it into the incredible necklace it is today.
She never took it off and the curse continued, with the death of her eldest son, in a car accident, her daughter committed suicide at 25, and her dear husband declared insane. Sold in 1949 to Harry Winston, again to pay off debt, it was donated to the Smithsonian Institute where it is now displayed. I personally photographed it and it appeared as a flash of light, from every angle I shot. I do believe it has magical power. (No longer in the beautiful Cartier necklace, redesigned recently)
The power of nature, electrical charges that occur on the grand scale as well as in our minds. Creation and destruction equal partners in darkness and light.
Spessartite Garnet in solid 18K yellow and white gold from designer Philip Zahm.
Aubrey Grace Davison turns One.
11 months and she loves her babies!
Aubrey Grace a hot Tamale at 10 months
CK calls her a Little Ladybug.
Alert and interested in everything!
She has her mother's beautiful smile.
Happy and self confident
Almost walking, says moma moma
The Light of My Life. Aubrey Grace.
French and elegant
Most precious jewels of all
Aubrey Grace arrived January 15th 2014
Alyssa Jane arrived August 29th 2017
LORNA DAVISON DESIGNS RARE GEMS
Colored gems in platinum with diamonds, elegant and very different.