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The Extraordinary History Of The Hope Diamond

The Louis XVI Revival design and style referred to the era of the American Revolution, just as the 1889 Paris Exposition celebrated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. In the decrease pendant was the Tiffany Yellow II Diamond , at the time the second largest diamond in the United States (right after the Tiffany Yellow Diamond and the 1st large diamond to be reduce in America. The head of Tiffany’s office in Paris, Mr. Gideon Reed, bought the Tiffany Yellow for $18,000, on behalf of the firm, whence it was imported into the United States in 1879. Through their...