I was chatting with a friend of mine about the role diamonds played in history. Colored diamonds have been highly prized possessions and often fetch huge sums at auctions. My friend had never heard of black diamonds, and this gave me the idea to search for one which I would write about.
So many people I talk to about colored diamonds are surprised to hear that diamonds come in such a large variety of colors. Colored diamonds are referred to as Fancies. It’s a little confusing that Fancy is also the term used for any cut which is not a round brilliant cut. When someone is referring to the cut they will usually include the word “cut” as in “Fancy Cut” so you should not have too much trouble once you know that.
Famous black diamonds include the Black Orlov. The legend seems to follow a theme repeated often when dealing with diamond legends. This one goes like this: The Black Orlov, also known as the “Eye of Brahma” was an uncut black stone of 195 carats, pried out of the eye of the statute of the sacred Hindu God Brahma, from a temple in Southern India. In this case, though, unlike the legend of the Blue Hope, the story is likely to be true. The stolen diamond found its way to Russia, where it is believed to have been acquired by Princess Nadia Vyegin Orlov of Russia – hence its name. In 1932, the diamond found its way to the United States. It was purchased in 1947 by Charles F Winson who sold it to an unknown buyer in 1969 for USD300,000.
So here is our
Catch Of The Day
As you can see in the image here, Gemvara allow you to customise the ring, with a plethora of options. Have a play with it, it’s quite fun!
I would like to draw attention to several reviews which indicate that this design is extrememely well received:
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