Famous Pink Diamonds
The Darya-ye Noor "Sea of Light", "River of Light" or "Ocean of Light"
This is one of the largest pink diamonds in the world, weighing 182 carats
(36.4 g). Its colour, pale pink, is one of the rarest to be found in diamonds. This diamond, like the Kohinor, was mined at the Golconda mines in India.
In 1965, a Canadian team conducting research on the Iranian Crown Jewels concluded that the Darya-e-Noor may well have been part of a large pink diamond that had been studded in the throne of the mughal emperor Shah Jehan, and had been described in the journal of the French jeweller Tavernier in 1642, who called it the "Diamanta Grande Table". This diamond may have been cut into two pieces; the larger part is the Darya-e-noor ("Sea of Light"); the smaller part is believed to be the 60 carat (12 g) Noor-ol-Ein diamond, presently studded in a tiara also in Iranian Imperial collection.
The HORTENSIA weighting 20.00 ct.
"It is a very nice pink colour with a slight orangy tone to it," writes Michael Hing, a jeweler from Great Britain.
This peach color diamond was named after Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland - Josephine’s daughter and the step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte. After Louis XIV bought it, the Hortensia became a part of the French Crown Jewels. It can be viewed in the Louvre museum in Paris.
The Hortensia was among the jewels stolen from the Garde Meuble in September of 1792. It was found one year later in Paris. A number of jewels were found then with the Regent Diamond among them. 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.
Famous People Wear Pink Diamonds
Actress Salma Hayek wore a 6.17 carat intense pink at ceremony of the Academy Awards.
Actress Jennifer Lopez got an engagement ring with the 6.5 carat pink heart shaped diamond.
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