The President of France wasn’t expecting company. At the 1925 Paris Exposition, he received an invitation to meet the Queen of Holland. He was flattered. But when he arrived, there was no Queen Wilhimena. In Her Majesty’s stead was an enormous, near flawless white diamond… that its owners dubbed "The Queen of Holland." The President was pleasantly surprised. Looking at this pendant, you can imagine how he felt. It’s hard to feel anything but awe when faced with a sparkle this spectacular. This is clearly no ordinary piece of jewelry.
Our massive, 138 2/5 ctw Queen of Holland DiamondAura® Pendant pays tribute to the legendary diamond of the same name. In 1930, it attracted the eye of a Maharajah who acquired it as the stunning centerpiece of his ceremonial necklace. It held a place of honor in his family for decades, until it went on the market in 1960. Not too long ago it was purchased for more than $7,000,000. Today is your chance to find out what it feels like to wear a 138-carat legend!
Named after Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, the beloved ruler of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948, the gigantic gem first arrived in Amsterdam at the turn of the 20th century. The original ranks among the top ten largest "D" color diamonds in the world. Experts regard it as "chemically pure and structurally perfect." But rather than wait around for another natural miracle, we set to work chasing perfection in the laboratory. The result is our exclusive, lab-created DiamondAura. Created by heating rare minerals to incredibly high temperatures, DiamondAura allows you to experience the beauty of a "D flawless" natural diamond for a fraction of the price.
Our Queen of Holland Pendant showcases a massive 136-carat centerpiece (the original weight of the stone before it was re-cut in the 1960s), set in sterling silver finished in luxurious gold and surrounded by a halo of lab-created DiamondAura rounds. Add the 18" gold-finished woven chain for that final regal touch. Her majesty will be pleased.