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 French Crown Jewels 
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Post French Crown Jewels
I understand that the French Crown Jewels disappeared during the revolution. I''ve heard that they included what today is the 'Hope' diamond, and a solid silver throne. I've seen photos of a rather crude looking crown with cabuchon jewels mounted on it.

Does anyone know any more about the French crown jewels?


Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:23 pm
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Post Re: French Crown Jewels
The Hope Diamond is currently on display at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. I've seen a few times and it's stunning.
More from this blog, Paris Atelier: http://parisatelier.blogspot.com/2008/12/jewels-of-france.html
A few of the items are also at the Smithsonian. Enjoy!


Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:09 pm
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These diamonds are very beautiful. This article is a good summary on the royal jewels. Thanks!

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Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:28 am
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Arietta - I feel like a kid at Christmas who just opened a beautiful present. Thank you so much for the 'French Crown Jewels' article. So interesting and beautiful.


Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:33 pm
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Amazing, I have never seen so many beautiful pieces of jewelery! One or two of them looked so fake I guess because no one nowadays would have so many types of jewels to plaster all over a crown but for the most part absolutely dazzling.
Merci beaucoup !!!!

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Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:29 pm
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Incredible, the jewelry is amazing, the tiara of Marie Therese is so beautiful and emerald and diamond necklace of Marie Louise, I adore emeralds.

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