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PINK mystery!

The story of the Hortensia Diamond is a spectacular one.
King Louis XIV was respsonsible for the addition of this pale orangey-pink diamond to the Crown Jewels of France.
The Hortensia was the foremost diamond listed in the inventory of the Crown Jewels of France, made in 1691.

The diamond, which weighs 20 carats  is pale orangey-pink, rather flat and rectangular in shape and is cut on five sides. In the 1791 inventory of the Crown Jewels it was valued at no more than 48,000 livres.

It takes its name from Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland, undoubtedly because she wore it. Hortense was the daughter of the Empress Josephine, the step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte and the mother of Napoleon III.

The Hortensia was among the jewels stolen from the Garde Meuble in September of 1792.
During the First Empire the Hortensia was mounted on the fastening of Napoleon’s epaulette braid. Later it was set in
the center of the headband of the great diamond-encrusted comb made by the Court Jeweler, Bapst, for Empress Eugénie in 1856.


In between, in 1830, the diamond was stolen again, on this occasion from the Ministry of the Marine, but it was quickly recovered.

When the French Crown Jewels were sold in 1887, the Hortensia was one of the items excluded, along with the Regent, because of their historic and artistic interest. The Sancy Diamond wouldn’t join them in the Louvre until a little less than a century later.
You could describe it as peach-coloured, but definitely on the pink side of peach.
It has good clarity but there’s quite a large scratch/crack on the pavilion.

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hello evangelia

Hot! This girl is on fire. TV celebrity Evangelia Aravani was shot for Hello Magazine on a very
Summery editorial. This beauty is wearing all Danelian bracelets.

Our favourite triplet classic. A selection of sapphire gems mixed with brilliant white diamonds and our
collection of rubbie pieces also combined with brilliant uniquely cut diamonds.
Styling Christos Alexandropoulos

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It’s all Greek to me

This is it. Our bold ‘It’s all Greek to Me’ collection is here again.
Danelian Diamond Club Souvenir collection is an ode to Greek Summer and endless sunsets.
These pendants are perfect and easy to wear even with your pareo.

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bridal inspiration

I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief
of your dream. I would like to follow
you up the long stairway
again & become
the boat that rows you back.

Tear-shaped Danelian Bridal diamond classic earrings.
Book your bridal appointment …

 

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boy or girl

If it’s a girl maybe it will have your eyes. If it’s a boy maybe it will have your courage.
If it’s a girl maybe it will dream big, if it’s a boy maybe he will dream free.
Introducing our Danelian baptism brooches and custom gifts adorned with a brilliant white diamond golden cross and the classic evil eye protection..

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mykonos style

Summer is classic.
Summer is islandlife.
Summer is you and me together.
Summer is June 2018.
In Mykonos, Greece, wearing the evil eye and Souvenir ring by Danelian Diamond Club.

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