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.
To keep the price competitive the diamond
quality is I-1 meaning there are inclusions
in the stones, but not enough to be extreme.
The pair here are shown in 1.00ct total weight per pair. I make them in .25ct total diamond 14.4mm in circumference to 5.00ct total diamond weight 41.50mm. The pair shown here are 26.60mm
slightly larger than the size of a quarter.
Please call for prices and availability, this pair has 22 stones in each earring.
The line starts at 490.00. As shown 1370.00
Sapphire and diamond, Emerald and diamond, Pink Gemesis diamond in the
center with small white diamonds on the sides. It is all up to you.
Set in luxurious with platinum made to finger size. The center stone certified withcertificate
and numbered with lazer inscription.
5.92 x 5.94 x 3.66mm
Thin to medium girdle
The custom mounting has VS1 F-G color
melee. The diamond has an
International Gemological Institute Certificate
Can be made for less with a lower color grade.
Starts at 2695.00 for platinum.
that are REAL
Do you really want to know what you are buying? Is the environment important to you? Is technology part
of your life?
Well after 24 years of me talking about this technology, it is finally available at a reasonable price.
are being sold as found in nature, everyday, that are actually created in a lab. I can cite many articles in National Jeweler and JCK touting this issue. Why pay an earth grown diamond price for a lab grown diamond?
They are identical. Just like Dolly the sheep. They are a clone of a natural diamond. They have properties that match earth grown diamonds identically. It is known that some unscrupulous diamond traders are placing lab created diamonds in parcels that are supposed to only contain earth grown stones.
Lab created diamonds are virtually undetectable, so you can end up paying a premium for something you can not be sure of. Even I, a trained, experienced, GIA Graduate Gemologist, cannot be sure.
So why not avoid the whole issue? Why not buy a branded CVD diamond from a trusted manufacturer and know that you are getting what you are paying for, and paying less at that; an item backed by the company that sells it; an item made in the USA that leaves less of an impact on the environment?
You will get the compliments. It is a diamond. It will not change color, or abrade, become cloudy. Why? Because there is no chemical difference. Why dig deep into the earth, destroy the ecosystem when there is a reasonable, branded identical product. Save the money as well as saving the earth. The choice is clear.
Lab created branded diamonds in a magnificent platinum setting. I believe this is the way to go. The way of the future. Diamonds and Technology as real
as it gets. Of course, as usual count on me to get you a branded, ideal cut at the best possible price.
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