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How Are White Diamonds Graded for Color?

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

According to the GIA, “a chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water.

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Legend of the Hope Diamond

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

The idea that such a beautiful stone could spur ghastly misfortune is darkly fascinating. While skeptics may scoff at belief in such supernatural stories, it’s hard to deny that the events surrounding the Hope Diamond curse are intriguing for anyone who loves a good story.

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Legends of Cursed Jewelry

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Hindu priests placed a curse on the stone—and anyone who managed to get their hands on it. The first supposed victim of this curse was Jean BaptisteTavernier, who, if the rumors are correct, died of a violent fever shortly after stealing the stone. His body was then ravaged by wolves.

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