Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gorgeous Maharaja of Patiala Necklace

The Patiala Necklace.

World’s most expensive jewellery.

It was commissioned by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Short history.
In 1888 De Beers Consolidated Mines company was formed. A short while later a huge light yellow octahedral crystal was found in the De Beers mine (picture given below). The gem weighed 428.50 carats (old weight) and measured 47.6 mm x 38.1 mm. It was the largest diamond found at the Kimberly mines during that period. It is the 7th largest diamond in the world.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I need some more love today

These pictures that I found at Cupcakes and Curry are just what I needed :)