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 lab diamond I have for sale


8.27mm x8.32mm x 5.04mm

59.8 total depth

60.7 table percentage

14%  - 34.5 degree crown 

43.5   -41.0 degrees pavillion

no culet

medium to slightly thick girdle faceted

Excellent polish

Excellent symmetry



H color

Inscribed lab created in USA


You may look it up yourself.

Make sure to add the letters LG 

Call for an incredible price

Make the ring to your finger size.

Have no issues with the micro pave.

​Engagement rings should be made to size.

It is simple engineering.  

The spaces that diamonds fill are angled

for the size of the mold.

​So mold the ring correctly, set the diamonds

​Polish lightly and wallah...

You have the almost perfect ring...

Because we know that only the great oneness

​can reach perfection.

Place this hearts and arrow

Washington Diamonds Corporation

diamond in this custom platinum mounting.  Add the colored stones

of your choice.  Be creative.

 It could be the color of hiseyes.  

Create your dream diamond band.

Have the luxurious quality diamonds

that sparkle and light up a room.

The four stone mounting 

accepts four 5.0mm stones.

You may choose any stones you like

But, if you use diamonds, it will be

almost 2.00 carats.

Each Washington Diamonds Corporation

diamond comes with a certificate and a

laser inscription on the girdle of the stone.

Looking your diamond up by the certificate number is quite easy.

Just go to

put in your number and your certificate will appear.  See a sample certificate with a diamond I have available below.

lorna davison designs