France bague argent rose maty claims Hope Diamond is King Louis XIV’s long lost bague argent saphir bleu pas cher gem
Gallic gem experts say they have unearthed evidence in France’s National Museum of Natural History that shows beyond reasonable doubt that the Hope Diamond is the same steely blue stone once sported by the Sun King.
Mineralogist Francois Farges, heading an investigation published in a peer reviewed French bague argent touareg homme journal, said he was now bague argent homme originale “99 percent sure” that the bague argent us navy Hope and the mythical Blue Diamond of the Crown were one and bague argent femme noeud the bague argent tourmaline verte same.
“The evidence corroborates a scenario under which the diamond, after being stolen in Paris in 1792, was swiftly smuggled to London, where it was recut,” he said.
The bague argent oxyde zirconium Blue Diamond came from a massive, 115.6 carat blue tinged stone mined in the kingdom of Golconda, in India’s Hyderabad state.
In the mid 17th century, a French adventurer nettoyer bague argent diamant by the name of Jean Baptiste Tavernier purchased the stone from Golconda’s ruler and then sold it on to Louis XIV.
Pitau presented his sovereign with a bague argent or diamant triangular shaped 69 carat gem the size of a pigeon’s bague or blanc diamant doccasion eggs.
At the diamond’s dazzling heart was a Sun with seven facets the Sun being Louis’ emblem.
In 1749, Louis’ descendant, Louis XV, had the Blue Diamond reworked as the centre piece of one of the most fabulous pieces of jewellery ever made, a ceremonial item called “The Order of the Golden Fleece.”
After Louis XVI tried to flee revolutionary France, the French crown jewels were sequestered by the revolutionary regime and held in a mansion on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, where they were stolen in a five day spree by a gang in September 1792.
From bague argent à sertir then on, the bague argent fossil Blue Diamond was never seen or heard of again.
But suspicions were aroused in 1812, when a massive blue stone of 45.54 carats was attributed to a London diamond merchant, Daniel Eliason.
Its next known owner was a British bague argent 925 fine banker, ensemble de bague argent Henry Philip Hope. The diamond showed up in his catalogue, but with no details of its provenance.
In the 20th bague or jaune ou rose century, it passed into American hands and eventually was donated by Harry Winston Inc. of New York to the Smithsonian in 1958.
In the study, appearing in the journal Revue de Gemmologie, Farges’ team recount how, parure collier boucle d’oreille bague argent in December 2007, they found a bague argent femme majeur lead model of the Blue Diamond in the archives of the National Museum of Natural History.
Using measurements provided by the Smithsonian, the French team used a computer to see how the gems match up, and find that the Hope Diamond fits perfectly inside bague argent femme avec pendentif the Blue Diamond…