French Crown Ruby Parure

Duchess of Angoulême was Queen of France for only 20 minutes in her lifetime, but she stamped her influence on the French crown jewels nevertheless.  Marie Thérèse of France (1778-1851) was the oldest and only surviving child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. While in exile following the French Revolution, she married her […]

Some Amazing Facts About Diamonds

15 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, meaning that April-born ladies have an extra reason to ask for gifts of sparkling diamond jewelry (or buy diamonds for themselves). To celebrate these dazzling gemstones, I’ve rounded up fifteen interesting facts and bits of lore about diamonds’ origins and history: […]