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.
a prime example
of high Renaissance
art. To see this
masterpiece travel to Florence IT
In the style of John Hardy, Batu style without the price tag. Very well made with omega clips. Everyday earrings for maximum wear.
69.00 Special price
In precious sterling silver with diamonds. Black and white
enamel with quadrefoil enamel and diamond panels. This bracelet comfortable as well as timeless. If you want compliments, or if you just want to stand alone BUY this. I love the interior finish of the design. Finshed all the way around. I know why the Italian's are famous for their jewelry making in precious metals since the beginning of The Italian Renaissance. It was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th through the 17th century.
Sadly in very short supply 329.00
List over 600.00
Italian 925 sterling, beautiful gun metal oxidized finish, scrolled for easy care.
Just slip it on and go.
Oh so reasonable at 89.00
You will be happy you did.
perfect for that elegant day to evening outfit, that includes black
no need to worry about polishing these, the silver has been oxidized to resemble antiquities.
Feminine bangle in 925 Sterling Silver perfect
for a simple daytime dress or pair it with any
outfit you choose. You know what to do.
A designer bangle of exceptional quality
very substantial too, over two ounces.
You know how picky I am.
off list at 149.00