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.

lorna davison designs

diamond veneer

Introducing the revolutionary process of Diamond Veneer. This exciting new technology utilizes nano diamond particles to coat the surface of cubic zirconium. Thus making the surface diamond.  So you have the combination of diamond and cubic zirconium making the stone sparkle like an earth grown diamond.

​The patent-pending nanocrystalline process is used to

create Diamond-Veneer.  It is virtually impossible to identify Diamond-Veneer as anything but diamond.  The only positive way is by weight, hardness and chemical composition.  The index of refractive and dispersion get modified by the process.  Thus  optical properties Cubic Zirconium appear closer to that of natural or lab created diamond. Daimond Veneer is a multi-step treatment process which involves the application of nanocrystalline particles of the size below 50 nm uniformly on all cut surfaces of premium grade white zirconite (Cubic Zirconium) utilizing proprietary technology.  Each nano diamond particle is diamond is pure diamond.

Set in Quality Sterling Silver settings with platinum overlay,

these gems are perfect for travel as well as that special evening out.  You will find they will become your go to set

as the compliments arrive.