Family Life, Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures

The Story of Diamond Mike and Carmen

After working for a diamond company for many years in the Midwest, I moved to California. I drove for days, and arrived in Orange County. While unloading my belongings, I saw a beautiful, dark-skinned girl with long hair. She said her name was Carmen. After some small talk we made our first date. The next… Continue reading The Story of Diamond Mike and Carmen

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The Dresden Green Diamond

The Dresden Green is a spectacular rare green diamond weighing 40.70 carats. Green diamonds of any size are truly rare. The Dresden Green, which probably weighed over 100 carats in its rough form, is unique among world famous diamonds. The color is usually caused by the crystal's coming into contact with a radioactive source at… Continue reading The Dresden Green Diamond

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The Idol’s Eye Diamond

The first authenticated fact of the Idol's Eye was its appearance at a Christie's sale in London on July 14th, 1865. It was knocked down to a mysterious buyer simply designated as "B.B." Later it is stated that the 34th Ottoman Sultan, Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918) owned the Idol's Eye. However the Idol's Eye would… Continue reading The Idol’s Eye Diamond