The Jewel Box of History

I visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History when I was about eight years old. I remember my older brother lightly scolding me for taking so many pictures of the Hope Diamond on my disposable Kodak camera. I couldn’t help it. I had never seen a jewel so bright and bold.

My mother, understanding of my interest in anything with a bit of sparkle since I was born, replied simply, “She can take pictures of whatever she finds the most beautiful here. If that’s what interests her, she can take as many pictures as she likes.”

Thanks for having my back and encouraging me to continue to expand my jewelry collection over the years, Mom. It is not hard understand why myself and others have always been interested in the glitter of diamonds, especially those which are the most well-known in world history.

As I have previously shared here, I received a Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond in a Barbara Pendant as a 21st birthday present, courtesy of  Brian Gavin Diamonds. Through this partnership, I have become even more interested in diamonds recognized worldwide. I have listed my favorites, in addition to some of the most famous guardians of these precious jewels.

The Hope Diamond

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Visited by thousands of visitors daily

Refurbished by Harry Winston

Donated to the Smithsonian in plain brown paper

The Taylor-Burton Diamond

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Mined in South Africa

Purchased by Richard Burton as a 40th birthday present for Elizabeth Taylor

Charitably sold by her to raise money for a hospital

The Tiffany Diamond

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One of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered

Featured in the promotional material for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn

Was originally 287 carats

The Regent Diamond

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Stolen many times throughout history

Worn by Marie Antionette

Set in Napoleon’s sword

The Great Star of Africa Diamond

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Also known as the Cullinan Diamond

Measures 530 carats

Used by British Crown in the official Royal Scepter

Brian Gavin Diamonds are a fabulous way to mark important points in your personal history. Celebrating a monumental birthday or special event, such as your college graduation? Seeking to affirm your commitment to your partner with an engagement ring to pass down through the generations? Looking to reward yourself for a well-deserved promotion or other important career goal? This diamond company has a sparkly glamourous option for any and all occasions.

Wearing a bit of diamond glamour on your wrist or around your neck is a simple way to make yourself a memorable figure within the daily events of your own life. Your life, whatever events make it up, is worthy of being remembered, especially with a Brian Gavin Diamond.

Stylishly Yours,

Erin ★

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Please Note: In order to develop the best possible content for Styles I Like throughout our partnership, I was gifted this Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond, on behalf of Brian Gavin Diamonds. All opinions are my own, and experiences are genuine.

Source – Famous Diamonds

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