Diamond Jewellery:  A Diamond Love Story

We often hear about how diamond designer jewellery softens a woman’s heart and often lead to happily ever after. Famous stories from royalties to celebrated stars show how these beautiful jewelries captivated not only the women who they were given to but also enraptured worldwide audience.

However, with all the glamour and happy stories behind each diamond, there are also some circumstances that lead to a colorful history of some of the well-known diamonds. Here are some of the most beloved stories behind the diamonds:

Taylor Burton Diamond Rings

Owned by Ms. Elizabeth Taylor, the celebrated actress was presented a pear shaped 69.42 carat diamond wearing it as a designer pendant. The Taylor-Burton diamond was sold in an auction in 1978 where the proceeds would go to a hospital project in Botswana. It is said that a prospective buyer had to pay $2,500 just to see the diamond. The payment goes to cover the expenses in guarding the diamond from unwanted attention.


This 105 carat stellar brilliant diamond jewellery is currently located at the Tower of London and is said to be cursed. According to a Hindu text, the diamond brought misfortune to any male owners of the diamond and that it was written “He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity.” This is the reason why the diamond passes to the spouse of the owner to ensure that the curse won’t fall on the male. The diamond was presented to Queen Victoria in 1850 and was worn by Queen Elizabeth during her coronation.

Blue Hope

The Blue Hope diamond, cut to 45.52 carats, is also one of the famous diamonds that is said to be cursed. The diamond jewellery was sold to an English banker aptly named Hope. Hope’s son lost his fortune after inheriting the diamond. The diamond jewellery was then acquired by an American widow Mrs. McLean. Mrs. McLean lost her only child in an accident, got divorced and encountered heavy financial problems, in the end leading to the widow taking her own life. The Blue Hope diamond is now located at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington D.C.


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