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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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into the blue

Such a Greek inspired collection.
There is one thing better then having the Danelian Evil Eye ring,
..and that if having the bracelet too!!
Our latest colletion sports a small diamond cross for protection.

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august is a Lion!

..that is desperately looking for a swim :)
This is the Danelian Zodiac series and August is about Lions.
White gold and white brilliant diamonds plus a lucky star shaped diamond halo.

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Danelian duet

A Danelian diamond duet.
An emerald diamond hoop is a favourite classic. Made with such precision it will keep shining
towards the right direction, whichever your dancing moves.
And then there are stars. It is believed that stars are the most efficient element of luck and that girls should always wear one.
Our triplet Danelian star bracelet is such a summer sensation.

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victoria’s 14th ring of love

Love, if you find the real deal, never stop celebrating it!
Just like fashion designer and celebrity football icon David & Victoria Beckam.
They just seem to never get enough of celebrating their love, now spotted with her 14th [!] engagement ring.

Victoria Beckham is renowned for her huge collection of engagement rings,
which are said to have all been gifted to her by husband David throughout their 19-year marriage. And now, the designer has been spotted wearing a beautiful new ring on that finger, which actually marks the 14th engagement ring in her collection.

 

 

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blue is the summer color

This is a new Danelian series based of brilliant white diamonds and a more casual
adaptation of semi precious stones like opal and sapphires.