A Girl’s Best Friend

April 7, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April so I thought today we would take a look at great design in diamond jewelry.  Diamonds are the one stone that everyone seems to agree on that they want at least one of.  Diamonds have been looked on through the ages as having great powers, some are rumored to be cursed and bring bad luck to whomever wears it.  Some diamonds have been given names such as the Hope, Star of Africa, The Cullinan (1-9) and the list goes on and on.  So let’s take a look today at some gorgeous diamond jewelry designs, Enjoy!!!

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The 8.49 carat De Beers Phenomena Reef Necklace.

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Marie Antoinette’s diamond earrings. 

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America’s own Queen of Diamonds, Elizabeth Taylor amassed a huge jewelry collection in her lifetime.  The auction of her jewels brought in almost $116 million. 

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A diamond necklace given by Napoleon to his second wife, Marie Louise.

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The Cullinan III & IV Brooch owned by the British Royal Family.  The Cullinan was one of the largest diamonds ever mined, 9 large stones were cut from the original stone that weighed 3106.75 carats.

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The Williamson Diamond Brooch has one of the largest and finest pink diamonds at it’s center. 

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A 3 carat cushion cut diamond ring. 

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Queen Mary was Queen of England from 1910-1936 and in that time she collected some of the most amazing jewelry.  Here she can be seen wearing the huge brooch made up of Cullinan’s 1 & 2 and Cullinan’s 3 & 4 are seen hanging further up her bodice.  She is also wearing two of Queen Victoria’s diamond bow brooches on each shoulder holding her cape and train to her dress, along with several more diamond necklaces forming a chocker necklace. She is shown here for the State opening of Parliament after the death of King Edward VII

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A diamond encrusted human skull, said to be worth close to $100 million. 

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The Duchess of Teck’s Corsage Brooch. 

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The Taylor-Burton Diamond Pear necklace, it consists of 67 pear shaped diamonds. 

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Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Brooch, recently worn in 2011 by Queen Elizabeth at William and Kate’s 2011 April Wedding. 

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The Order of St. Andrew from the Russian Crown Jewels. 

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The Cullinan V Heart Shaped Brooch.

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Elizabeth Taylor wearing her Cartier diamond that was a gift from Richard Burton. 

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The Luxembourg Empire Tiara. 

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The Bird Brooch from Cartier Paris was made in 1948.

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Queen Elizabeth at a State Banquet in Africa sometime in the 1950’s. 

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A diamond bracelet by Van Cleef and Arpels. 

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The Cartier Halo Tiara was worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day.  This Tiara was a gift in 1936 from Queen Elizabeth’s father to her mother, it was later given to the then Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday. 

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Sometimes the men would get in on the diamond game, the Maharajas of India were famous for the jewelry they wore.  This one is wearing his 14 strand pearl necklace along with some other major bling. 

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The Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara was made famous by Princess Diana.  It has not been seen in public since her death in 1997. 

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One of the largest diamonds is the Star of Africa, seen here in the scepter as part of the British Crown Jewels. 

See anything you like?  Let me know your thoughts on diamonds and what your favorite piece in this post is or if I missed something you like even better please let us know.  Have a great day!!!

All images are courtesy of Pinterest.

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