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  • Cartier Star of South Africa Diamond

    Cartier and America – Star of South Africa Diamond

    Getty Image The “Star of South Africa” diamond was discovered in 1869 and started ‘diamond fever’ throughout the world. The 47.69 carat pear shaped diamond was set into a pendant brooch with oval and round old mine cut diamonds in a lily of the valley motif. […]

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  • Hope Diamond New Setting

    The Hope Diamond

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian Institute. When I saw the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian, I was surprised.  I had expected to see a bright Robin”s Egg-blue colored  diamond sparkling in the showcase–instead, there was a large, hauntingly steel […]

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