Diamond Legends

1 The Blue Hope Diamond

May 31, 2010By 48 Comments
1 The Blue Hope Diamond

This vivid blue diamond is perhaps the most notorious gem in history. It has left behind it a trail of so many unlucky owners that it has been popularly supposed to be cursed.  Many legends surround this infamous diamond. The Hope Diamond is a rare deep blue Type IIb diamond, weighing 45.52ct.  It has 60 […]

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1 The Eureka Diamond

May 30, 2010By 82 Comments
1 The Eureka Diamond

                The Eureka Diamond, weighing 21.25ct in the rough and 10.73 ct when finally cut, had numerous internal flaws.  It is not by ordinary standards exceptional but it was the first diamond to be discovered by pure accident in South Africa in 1867 and therefore has historical significance. […]

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