The most beautiful diamonds in the world and their stories …
There are billions of diamonds and some have marked the story!
From the biggest diamond in the world to the damned diamond, stories are not lacking.
Here are the diamonds that are part of the legends. Discover the most beautiful diamonds and their stories…
The Orlov or the diamond of the Tsar
Orlov is a 193-carat diamond which was discovered in India in the middle of the XVIIIth century. This diamond is then sold in 1773 to prince Grigori Grigorievitch Orlov. Being desperately in love with empress Catherine II of Russia, Grigori Orlov decides to offer this diamond to the empress. It does not necessarily mean that the empress Catherine offered him her heart. This is when this diamond was baptized Orlov and gone (taken) up on the imperial scepter in 1784. Today the diamond is exposed to the Kremlin.
Discovered in South Africa in 1905, Cullinan is the biggest rough diamond of the world.
Indeed, Cullinan weighs 3106 carats or more than 621,2 grams.
This diamond bears the name of the owner of the appearance (mine) where it was discovered: sir Thomas Cullinan.
The rough diamond was offered to king of England Edouard VII. Cullinan was cut in 105 stones among which two important stones which we can admire in the Tower of London today: Cullinan I and II.
Cullinan I of 530 carats decorate the British imperial scepter while Cullinan II decorates the crown of England.
The curse of the Hope Diamond
Per the rumors, the big blue diamond nicknamed diamond of the hope, is a cursed diamond.
112 carat diamond, he(it) was torn away(extracted) at first in India of the statue of an Indian goddess. He(it) was then possessed by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
The diamond disappears in the revolution and re-appears only in 1830 in London.
To mask the origins of the stone, the diamond was recurved and weighed more than 44,50 carats.
This is when the banker Henry Philip Hope took up it.
This is how the misfortunes begin because in 1908 the banker owes oblige to part from it to pay off his debts and finishes his life in the poverty.
Certain prince then acquired this diamond to offer it to his mistress, actress in the ’’Folies Bergère’’ but he finally killed her by passion.
The diamond Hope knew numerous owners and all passed by the misfortune, ruin or premature death.
The tragedy stopped in 1947: the diamond is acquired by the jeweler Harry Winston who will offer it to the Smithsonian Institute of Washington.
The Regent diamond
Native of India, the Regent is the most beautiful diamond of the crown of France. He holds its name from the regent Philippe of Orléans, one of his first buyers.
This diamond is considered as one of the most beautiful crown jewels of France.
Philippe of Orléans made the diamond rise on the crown for the coronation of Louis XV.
Then Napoleon will use (get) it to guarantee his loans to finance his campaigns.
The diamond is exposed to the Musée du Louvre today.
The Koh-I-Noor diamond
Koh-I-Noor means ” Mountain of Light “.
The Indian legend tells that it brings bad luck the men but not the Gods and women.
Offered to queen Victoria in 1850, she made cut the diamond which passed from 186 carats to 109 carats.
Queen Victoria being very superstitious, will write in her will that if the diamond had to return to the ruling sovereign, it was imperative that only the women wear the jewel.
The will of Queen Victoria was until this day respected. This is the way in 1937, the diamond became the center of the crown of queen Elizabeth marry of king Georges VI
The crown is protected among the jewels of the Tower of London today.
Diamonds will always make left the properties and the works of art.
Furthermore, they will always be exchanged against some money as can certify him all this stories on diamonds the most known for the world.
Diamonds are a part of the history from time immemorial, and it to today, decorating crowns and by being a member of the properties of museums.