The Pretty on Pinterest weekly meme theme is Diamonds. I wanted to pin some of the world’s most famous and valuable diamonds. Many of the beautiful gems I found have an interesting history (one of the following diamonds even carries a CURSE!).
You can find the name of each diamond and read a little bit about it in the descriptions below the pictures.
If you are a blogger and want to link up to this week’s Pretty on Pinterest Diamond themed meme, head over to Sassy Mama in LA or Simply Stacie. Or you can check the list you find there to go to even more bloggers’ posts pinning diamonds. It’s fun to read every blogger’s different take on the theme. Next week’s theme will be Winter.
I hope you enjoy looking at these pretties! Please feel free to leave a comment – what do you think about a weekly Pinterest meme?
THE HOPE DIAMOND
No, Titanic fans, this familiar diamond was not part of The Heart of the Ocean necklace that Leo (Jack) gave to Kate (Rose). But, the Hope Diamond was the inspiration for that necklace. This sapphire heart diamond necklace was once worn by King Louis XIV of France. You can visit The Hope Diamond at the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC.
The Millenium Star
The name of this diamond sounds like a jewel out of Star Wars, but in reality, this gem is part of De Beers’ Millenium Jewels collection. The Millenium Star is a ‘D’ colour, flawless pear-shaped stone weighing 203.04 carats.
Here’s the cursed diamond I was telling you about. The Koh-i-noor was mined in India (around the 1200s) and its long history is associated with murder, mayhem and controversy. The diamond is said to carry a curse for any male who possesses it. Women are immune to the curse. All of the men who have owned the diamond have suffered bad fortune and/or lost their throne. Nowadays, the diamond is possessed by the British Royal Crown and is handed down to the spouse anytime there is a male monarch.
The Cullinan Diamond aka Star of Africa
Here’s what priceless looks like. It is also the biggest diamond ever discovered at 3,106.75 carats in the rough. Of course, a diamond like this is fit for a queen and is currently part of the British Royal collection.
This 599 carat (in the rough) diamond is not only huge, but is perfect in color. Mined in 1988 by De Beers. Beautifully cut!