FAMOUS DIAMONDS

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That some important diamond collectors had the chance to possess different famous diamonds. Even if Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean was known as owner of the Blue Hope, she possessed many other important diamonds.

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The French gem merchant and traveller, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier had built a privileged relationship with the Indians in the 17th Century. This gave him the chance to buy as first the most sumptuous diamonds for the French king Louis XIV. If the French Court refused gemstones, he went to other Royal Courts to sell the diamonds.

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The French Revolution of France have destroyed the most famous collection ever possessed by kings. Not only have a lot of diamonds disappeared, but also recut and lost.

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The most famous diamond collectors have always been men and not women.
jean Baptiste Tavernier

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About strange habits of diamonds collections and what they did with their diamonds. One of them was Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean

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Napoleon Bonaparte has always tried to bring back the French grandeur of the Ancient Regime. One of his major tasks was to reintroduce somptuous diamond jewellery at the Imperial Court.
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