Jewelry stories - some beautiful and sad stories
Everything in the world has life and soul, and its source. The seven most enchanting gems of all time, where do they come from, and what beautiful stories do they have?
Diamond - The king of the gem
There are countless legends about diamonds. Perhaps the most thrilling of these are the two diamonds, the "Regent" and the "Hope Blue".
Legend has it that in 1701, a slave in India found a diamond weighing about 400 carats. In order to take the stone out of the mine, he cut his leg by bearing the pain and hidden it in the flesh, and then put a bandage around it, escaped from the mining area. However, he was buried in the sea after being robbed of his gem by the captain on a ship at sea. The captain sold the jewel to the merchant. After several changes of hands, the jewel fell into the hands of the British governor. After several more wars, the gems eventually settled in France and were collected by the Louvre and the Apollo museum in Paris. This super large diamond is now known as the world famous giant diamond - Regent, weighs 140.5 carats, ranking 15th among the world famous diamonds.
Around 1642, a 112-carat diamond found in India was mounted on a statue of the god, praying for a divine protection. But perhaps it was the shock of the gem that caused the gods to close their eyes and since then the strange and tragic fate was following. "Hope Blue" makes it hard for anyone who owns it to escape the bad luck of losing both life and money.
A monk was burned alive after being found stealing it. After several changes of hands, it was got by Louis xiv, the French emperor. He grounded it into a 69.03-carat diamond. But he wore it only once and soon died of smallpox. Later, the French royal princesses Lanbona, Louis xvi and queen were all killed because of this gem. It re-emerged in 1830 after being stolen from the French Treasury in 1792. But by this time it had been ground into 45.5 carats of diamonds. A Dutch jeweler got this gem by racking his brains in scheming. But it was stolen by his son. The jeweler committed suicide in anger. In 1911, Washington post chief Scott McClane bought the gem for $151,000. Two years later, his son was killed in a car crash, McClane died, his daughter committed suicide by taking sleeping pills. Finally, in 1958, another American millionaire famous jewelers Mr.Winston bought the gem, he will make the gem as a precious gift, free of charge to the United States at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, for visitors to watch. Since entering the museum, the nightmare attached to "Hope Blue" has ended. It seems that beautiful things must be Shared.
Ruby - The Love Stone
Ruby is the birthstone of July, the lucky stone of Capricorn, the memorial stone of the 15th and 40th anniversaries of marriage. Her dark red color which is like a flame has been used by many peoples to symbolize enthusiasm, passion, love, and romance. She gave the human wisdom and health. She is a jewel of beauty, rarity, and legend.
There is an old legend in Burma that the beautiful princess naja was captured by the evil man-eating dragon. The man-eating dragon made princess naja his wife and locked her in a tower full of thorns. When the prince of the sun, princess's lover, heard about this, he took the brave men with him to save his beloved princess. They went through a lot of trouble and came to the tower to fight with the man-eating dragon. Although the man-eating dragon had boundless power, it was unable to resist the faithful love between the princess and the prince and was killed by the arrows of the prince of the sun. Later, the princess and prince gave birth to three eggs, one of which hatched into the king of Burma, the other was a Chinese emperor, and the other was a ruby. The Burmese king and Chinese emperor symbolized the supreme power of princes and princesses, while the ruby was a witness to their love. When a man has a ruby, he can master coveted power. When a woman has a ruby, she can get eternal love.
Sapphire - A stone of the kingdom of heaven
Sapphires are considered to be "celestial stones" because their color reflects the color of the sky at different times of the day.
Legend has it that in the eternal kingdom of heaven, there was a golden-haired goddess. She had sapphire eyes and a friendly face. Sitting upright in the temple and presiding over the religious rites, she was worshiped and loved by the whole world. The abbot of the temple, Muha, took his cat "Senna" with him every day and sat in front of the goddess, guarding the great goddess. One day, a group of plundering robbers broke into the temple to try to be disrespectful to the goddess. The honest Muha was pushed to the ground. The faithful Senna suddenly sprang to his feet, jumped before to his master and glared at the robbers, trying to protect his master. Suddenly Senna's eyes emit two blue-ray, frighten robbers cries the men fled, turned out to be the goddess at this juncture gave her sapphire eyes to brave Senna, let it defeated the robbers. Since then, Senna with sapphire eyes has been protecting the blonde goddess, from generation to generation.
As of September birthstone sapphire, is not only a guardian of the holy, symbol of truth, honesty, bring human peace, joy, and wisdom, is also the best of people wedding gift, is also a popular engagement ring.
Emerald - Loving Beauty Is More Than Power
At the beginning of this century, there was a touching "Loving Beauty Is More Than Power" story in Britain. The heroine of the story, Mrs. Simpson has a gigantic emerald ring. The ring came from the former king Edward viii who gave up his throne for her, later the Duke of Windsor's love token. Legend, this emerald originally belongs to a Mongolian master's collection, the quality is excellent. Through the hands of numerous palace nobles, it was finally in the hands of a New York jeweler. Because the original gem was too large, no one could afford it. So the jeweler decided to split the emerald in two, one of which was bought by Edward viii. On April 2, 1987, at Sotheby's auction in Geneva, the Duchess of Windsor donated relics, this ring sold for $2.1 million, the money donated to a medical research center of France.
Stripped off her mysterious veil, "May the birthstone" and "Cancer star stone", emerald is not just appearance luxuriant gem, she creates legends and history of mankind because it goes with politics and power. The ancient Egyptians, Romans, the Aztecs consider emerald as the priceless treasure, Europeans think she is a stone of the king, until today, gem connoisseurs and collectors still believe that she is the king of all stones. It is believed that wearing emeralds gives people wisdom, vitality, and peace of mind. Those in love gain this power and grow old together. Therefore, emeralds become the perfect gift to express love, dedication, and loyalty.