The history of diamonds is like an endless collection of poems, full of legends and adventures. Every fragment in it is filled with human passion for this gemstone for thousands of years. From the royal family to the celebrities, Cartier's rare diamonds are always inseparable from the legend. In 1928, Cartier was commissioned by Sir Bhupindar Singh Patiala to create a giant celebration necklace with 2,930 diamonds. The total diamond weight is nearly 1,000 carats, and one rare yellow diamond weighs 234.69 carats. . In 1956, Prince Renière III of Monaco proposed to Grace Kelly with an emerald-cut diamond ring weighing 10.48 carats produced by Cartier. In 1981, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom wore a Cartier flower brooch inlaid with "Williamson" pink diamonds to attend Prince Charles's wedding ceremony, witnessing an important moment for the British royal family...
Among all the miracles of nature, only the king of gems, diamonds, can play such an important role in various adventures and love legends. Each diamond tells an exciting story. In 1853, a slave found a rough diamond weighing 261.24 carats in a mine in Brazil. Because of its large size and excellent quality, slaves were thus freed and had no worries about food and clothing for life. This diamond was named "Southern Star" and it was cut several times and finally weighed 128.48 carats. It was set in the Baroda Sayaji Rao collection together with the famous British Dreston pear-shaped white diamond. On top of a gorgeous necklace for nearly eighty years. Although the "Southern Star" is not as brilliant as a white diamond, its charm is still irresistible. The inner brilliance is as soft as cotton wool, and when the light touches it, it emits an endless pink light. In 2002, jqueenjewelry set this peerless diamond on a bracelet, making it a new vitality.
In October 1947, a young boy discovered a 54.5-carat rough diamond under a bread tree in a mining area owned by geologist Dr. Williamson. Dr. Williamson admired the British royal family and decided to present it to the then Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift on November 20, 1947. After months of fine sculpting, a 23.6 carat, almost perfect pink diamond was finally created. When Princess Elizabeth became the queen in 1953, she asked Cartier to design an edelweiss brooch with this diamond as the protagonist. The brooch uses baguette-shaped diamonds as the stem, two marquise-shaped diamonds as leaves, and the petals are round brilliant cut diamonds. This legendary jewel was displayed in the "Eternal Diamond" exhibition in London in 1959. Queen Elizabeth also wore this brooch at the wedding ceremony of Prince Charles in 1981. Today, this edelweiss still often appears on the queen's breast.
The origin of the "Hope" blue diamond is as mysterious as its deep blue. It is said to be produced in the Kule mining area near Golconda, India, the birthplace of a legendary gem, originally inlaid in the eye of an Indian deity. And this is just one of the many legends of this diamond full of mystery. The "Hope" diamond has always hidden its own most primitive mystery.
In 1668, the famous French traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier bought this diamond while traveling in India and sold it to Louis XIV. After being sent to France, the blue diamond was named "Paris Rose". It was not until 1673 that Louis XIV asked craftsmen to cut it into a 69.03 carat diamond and named it the "Crown Blue Diamond." Subsequently, at the request of Louis XV, it was inlaid on the Golden Fleece Knight Medal, which represents the supreme power. In 1774, Louis XVI was wearing this medal when he enthroned.
But the pomp and pomp changed in an instant. After the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1792, this famous diamond disappeared. In the early 19th century, it was reproduced in London, weighing 45.5 carats at the time, and belonged to the British businessman Eliason. In the following 20 years, the whereabouts of this legendary diamond was once again unknown until around 1839, when Henry Philip Hope, an Amsterdam banker, passed away, and the "Hope" blue diamond named after his last name was once again Reproduce the world. After that, rings rose gold the Hope family kept it until the descendant Rod Francis declared bankruptcy in 1895, and was eventually purchased by Cartier and turned it into a gorgeous pendant surrounded by fine diamonds.
The Cartier-Taylor-Borton diamond was originally discovered in 1966 in the Prime Minister of South Africa and weighed 240.80 carats. On November 12, 1969, this rare pear-shaped diamond that was cut into 69.42 carats was finally auctioned by Cartier for a sky-high price of US$1,050,000 at a New York auction, becoming the first diamond in history to be sold for more than one million. Therefore, this diamond was named after the jeweler and was named "Cartier Diamond". Soon, Hollywood movie star Richard Burton (Richard Burton) asked Cartier for this diamond, named it the "Taylor-Burton Diamond" and gave it to his lover Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth Taylor) As a token of love. At Taylor's request, the diamond that was originally set as a ring was changed to a pendant for a necklace. In 1895, one of the world's largest and most famous white diamonds was discovered in the Jagersfontein mine in South Africa, weighing 650.8 carats. In 1897, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne, this rough diamond was sent to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was carved into 88 faceted diamonds of 245.35 carats by gemstone craftsmen. The "Jubilee" diamond was also commemorated by this brand new "commemorative". "Cutting" is named after. This commemorative cutting method, which combines rose cutting and brilliant cutting, was a brand-new technology at the time, and even now, it is extremely rare. In 1900, the "Jubilee" diamond was exhibited at the Paris World Expo. In 1935, this diamond, which was ranked fourth in the world at the time, was sold in Cartier London and was purchased by the French entrepreneur and art patron Paul – Louis Weiller. It was originally designed as a long feather hat on a headscarf, but because the feathers could not show the transparent and luminous characteristics of this beautiful diamond, Cartier's then high jewelry director-Jeanne Toussaint (Jeanne Toussaint) transformed it into one A very modern tortoise brooch.