The Hope Diamond – a Legend-Legend Blue Diamond with Deep Afterglow

“Hollywood could invent no drama that tantamount to the history of the hope diamond. It represents a fantastic mix of breathtaking beauty, mythical curse, untold wealth, outstanding characters and innovative scientific knowledge”, so the appearance to the Diamond by David Continue reading The Hope Diamond – a Legend-Legend Blue Diamond with Deep Afterglow

The Beau Sancy Diamond – a Gem in the Revolutionary Form of Cut From the 15th Century

On May 15, 2012 was the Beau Sancy diamond in Geneva by the auction house Sotheby’s for no less than 9.04 million Swiss francs (equivalent to approximately 7.5 million euro) increased by an anonymous bidder. This proud sum shows that Continue reading The Beau Sancy Diamond – a Gem in the Revolutionary Form of Cut From the 15th Century

The British Crown Jewels – New Exhibition on the Occasion of the Diamond Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II.

On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. took place 60 years ago. In connection with the celebrations from 2nd to 5th June 2012, the gallery in the Tower of London, in which a part of the Crown Continue reading The British Crown Jewels – New Exhibition on the Occasion of the Diamond Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II.

The World Gold Council and the London Exhibition on the History of the Goldsmith’s Art in the UK

One of the objectives of the World Gold Council is to preserve the rich cultural heritage in the artistic processing of gold and bring to public awareness. For this reason, the World Gold Council acts as sponsor for the exhibition Continue reading The World Gold Council and the London Exhibition on the History of the Goldsmith’s Art in the UK

Black Diamond – Mysterious Nachtfarbene Rarities

The unique luster of deepest darkness – Black diamonds are the exact opposite of its translucent, fiery regenbogenfarben sparkling relatives in appearance. While colorless diamonds, much emphasis is placed on an absolute transparency, Black diamonds are generally opaque. Scientists are Continue reading Black Diamond – Mysterious Nachtfarbene Rarities

The Augsburg Silversmiths – Arts and Crafts of the Swabian Town Helps to Worldwide Fame

No matter, whether in Moscow or in Stockholm – the silversmiths of Augsburg have left their mark with their great skills in numerous European cities. Especially silver tablet device, which came from the workshops of Augsburg, was very popular and Continue reading The Augsburg Silversmiths – Arts and Crafts of the Swabian Town Helps to Worldwide Fame