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Late Victorian Jewelry

Imperial Easter Eggs/Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), born in Russia is known for the creative and meticulous workmanship of the Imperial Easter Eggs. He was educated in England, Germany, Italy and France. In 1879, at the age of 24, Peter Carl Faberge inherited his father’s jewelry business. He gained international fame when his detailed decorative designs caught the eye of the wealthy royal families of Europe. In 1882, he was honored with the...

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The History of DeBeers

Cecil Rhodes was the founder of DeBeers and he started simply by renting water pumps during the rush of 1871. Then an 83.5 carat diamond was discovered in the Kimberly Mine in South Africa. He used the proceeds to buy small mining operations and started his own. To fund his new mining operations, he was able to get capital from the Rothschild family. DeBeers was founded in 1888 and, at...

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The Hope Diamond

The Hope diamond currently in the Smithsonian Museum, weighs 45.52 carats, is VS1 in clarity and is a natural fancy deep grayish blue color. This fantastic stone has had a mysterious, ever changing and cursed history as described below. The first recorded finding of the diamond was in the late 1600’s when Jean Baptiste either stole the diamond from a slave he later murdered or it was purchased for an...

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Snake Bracelet

Serpent jewelry was not always a subject of natural wonder or as an object of zoology but was used to symbolize a thought. Over time the snake came to symbolize many things, both positive and negative. In early Egyptian times, snake jewelry symbolized royalty. In Biblical representation, the snake was negatively used in the Book of Genesis where the serpent offered the apple to Adam and Eve. In the Dark...

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