National Geographic : 1950 Dec
o National Geographic Society 4 Tragic Tales Enfold World-famous Star of the East and Hope Diamonds Tradition associates the 44/2-carat blue diamond with eleven violent deaths, tragedy in two royal houses. Named for its London owner, Hope Diamond is presumed part of Tavernier Blue, stolen with French crown jewels in 1792. Harry Winston, New York, purchased it and Star of East from McLean estate. 1/y Kltaclromes by i. Anttlony stewart " 90-facet Tiffany Diamond Glitters Beside Rare Emerald Brooch Tiffany acquired the 128-carat canary diamond in Paris in 1879, a year after its discovery in South Africa's famed Kimberley mines. Diamond-studded brooch contains a 75-carat emerald, said to have adorned Sultan Abdul Hamid's belt buckle! The emerald-cut solitaire would delight any bride-to-be.