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I love the earing above

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France has decided that the Hope diamond is, in fact, the stolen French Blue and is trying to get the Smithsonian to return it. I don't think they will have much luck, being that it was stolen a long time ago, and the Smithsonian obtained it legally.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081118/sc ... 1118185115

I've read a more detailed article and I'm a bit skeptical. How can they be almost 100% sure in the first sentence it's the Diamond if in the last sentence someone else says it's inconclusive and he's not sure?? http://www.physorg.com/news146228725.html

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Farges said in the beginning that he was "99%"percent sure, and then later he said he couldn't be "100%" sure because the mineral composition of the diamond hadn't been documented back in the 18th century. That's the only sure way to identify a diamond, sort of like DNA in humans. They do that now with very valuable stones.

He is very sure, though. It's just a pity that such a huge diamond, 116 carats, has been cut down to less than half its weight. It must have been awe-inspiring set in a crown.


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I saw the "Hope" at the Smithsonian. It was beautiful, but I was a little disappointed. It was rather small and a little "worn" looking. It wasn't nearly as beautiful as some of the other royal pieces that were on display there. Much of its mystery and beauty is due to it's history....


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oh boy!
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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Absolutely! (that green would look great with your coloring)...emeralds I guess.....

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this piece is aboslutly breathtaking......great topic. I cant believe that France wants the French Blue back after all this time!

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I have pictures of period Jewelry.

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I love the emerald piece above


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I love the emerald piece above

Agreed.

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Hello Friends,

Marie-Antoinette was born in France in 1755 as the fourth daughter of Maria Theresa and the Emperor Francis 1. As a queen Marie-Antoinette was a symbolic figure of the extravagance displayed by the French royal family from the early Baroque period. However, her tastes in jewelry were more refined than her predecessors. This became apparent when she had the entire crown jewels reset with less ostentatious settings. This extravagant 17th century diamond necklace has a controversial history and was said to have been owned by Marie-Antoinette. Marie-Antoinette's private jewelry collection contained a 5.64 carat blue heart shaped diamond which the queen had set in a ring. The queen gave the ring to her close friend Princess Lobomirska, shortly before her trail in 1791. At the Smithsonian Institute in Washington there is a pair of diamond earrings that are believed to have been the property of Marie-Antoinette. The diamonds in the earrings weigh between 13 and 19 carats respectively; their exact weight is not known because of their settings.

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I think there's a problem, Marie-Antoinette was born in Austria :wink: . And concerning the blue diamond, this is the Hope. France don't want to acquire it to the Smithsonian, now this piece is less beautiful than in the XVIII th century.


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DreamersRose wrote:
Ray's a man of my own cloth, but I don't see any point in correcting errors. This board is international, and we have many people writing in English when English isn't their mother tongue. I think they are admirable. The differences between American English and British English can be profound, and it's up to the reader to figure it out. It took me years, for instance, to find out what "treacle" is. For a long time, I thought it was sweetbreads. :roll:

The Hope diamond, BTW, was cut from the French Blue, which Louis XVI wore to his coronation. There is an interesting history of the diamond in the Wikipedia.

It was said to be cursed and I believe it was louis xiv that wore it or louis xv who did but it certainly seems to be cursed

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This reportedly was MA's, she inherited it when she got married to Louis XVI. It was sold in auction in 1999 for $1.47 million, buyer is not known.


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