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The story begins in 2006 when an Agatha Christie fan bought a travelling trunk for £100 during a house clearing sale of the Devon home of Dame Agatha.

The trunk belonged to Dame Agatha's mother, Ciara. Inside the trunk was a locked strongbox, but the key had long been lost. Years passed before the new owner managed to open it, only to discover inside a purse of gold coins, a diamond brooch and a three stone diamond ring, belonging to Dame Agatha's mother.

The jewels found by the fan, were mentioned in Agatha Christie biography as pieces earmarked for the novelist and her sister Madge to inherit from their mother's collection.

Dame Agatha wrote: 'My mother's valuable jewellery consisted of "my diamond buckle", "my diamond crescent" and "my diamond engagement ring" ... Madge was to have the diamond crescent, I was to have the diamond buckle...'
' mother sorted amongst an array of odds and ends... all these required hours of sorting before they were packed in the trays in the various trunks.'

The fan is now selling the 19th century diamond brooch and three stone ring, at Bonham's auction house in October. The jewels are expected to sell for £10,000.00



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Cheryl Cole made an announcement today that she wed her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a ceremony on the private island of Mustique.

Cheryl posted a picture of her wedding and engagement ring alongside a statement which said: "I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news.
"Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together."

To create your very own diamond engagement ring or one similar to Cheryl's visit


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Luxury baby brand Suommo have created a range of luxurious baby products, for the most precious person in your life. So who wouldn't think twice about purchasing one of these gold and diamonds baby bottles and dummy for a staggering £249,000.00.

The baby bottle and dummy are both created in 18ct rose gold and set with diamonds. The bottle comes in five sizes, and starts at £83,000 for a 25ml to £166,000 for a 200ml!! The Dodo Dummy comes complete with a chain for mum, a baby chain and a brooch accessory, so that mums can keep it with them at all times, even after baby has grown out of the dummy stag. After all It's surely one dummy you wouldn't teach your child to throw away.


And if a bottle and a dummy just isn't enough.................Welcome to my crib. The Dodo baby bassinet is the world's most expensive baby crib. Created in 24ct gold and costing a whopping $12 million, this baby crib is clearly unlike any other.


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The exceptional 122ct rare blue diamond was unearthed at the famous Cullinan mine in South Africa this week. The Cullinan mine is renowned for producing some of the largest gem quality diamonds ever found.
and has earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats. This iconic stone was cut into the two most important diamonds which form part of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London - the First Star of Africa, which is mounted at the top of the Sovereign's Sceptre and which at 530 carats is the largest flawless cut diamond in the world, and the Second Star of Africa, a 317 carat polished diamond which forms the centrepiece of the Imperial State Crown.

Cullinan is renowned as a source of large diamonds and frequently yields diamonds larger than 10 carats. Furthermore, it has produced over 750 stones weighing more than 100 carats, 130 stones weighing more than 200 carats, and around a quarter of all diamonds weighing more than 400 carats.

Cullinan is also renowned as the world's most important source of blue diamonds, providing the collection of 11 rare blue diamonds displayed in 2000 at London's Millennium Dome alongside the Millennium Star, which included the fancy vivid blue 'Heart of Eternity' (27 carats).

About Blue Diamonds

Blue diamonds are one of nature's most special treasures. They are so rare that there are no official statistics on their recovery. The natural blue colour is derived from small amounts of the chemical element boron trapped in the crystal carbon structure during their formation.

The incredible rarity of blue diamonds, along with the rich history associated with many of the more important stones, has made them one of the world's most highly valuable and collectable items.

There have been a number of prominent coloured diamond sales over the last six months, including the "Winston Blue", a pear-shaped 13.22 carat stone and the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world, which was sold for US$23.8 million by Christie's in May 2014, setting a world auction record of US$1.8 million per carat for a blue diamond. This sets apart blue diamonds as one of the most highly concentrated forms of wealth known to man.

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A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes your month of birth according to the Gregorian calendar or astrological origin.

If you are born in the month of June then it is very unique, as it has a total of three accepted gems stones. Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.



For those who are born in the month of June, the pearl is the traditional birthstone. Pearls are associated with Loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. Historically pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. They were one of the favourite gem materials of the Roman Empire and later in Tudor England. The 1500s were known as the pearl age.

Pearls are unique as they are the only gems of organic origin, whereas all other gems stones are of inorganic origin. The pearl is created by a living sea creature – The Oyster – inside its shell.




Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl variety gemstone with chameleon-like qualities. Its colour is a lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light, but changes to a purplish red in incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame.

Alexandrite's dramatic colour change is sometimes described as "Emerald by day, Ruby by night." This transformation is so striking that the phenomenon itself is often called "the Alexandrite effect."

The stone is named after Prince Alexander of Russia, who was to become Czar Alexander II in 1855. Discovered in 1839 on the prince's birthday, alexandrite was found in an emerald mine in the Ural Mountains of Russia.

Because it is a relatively recent discovery, there has been little time for myth and superstition to build around this unusual stone. In Russia, the stone was also popular because it reflected the Russian national colours, green and red, and was believed to bring good luck.



Moonstone is one of the more modern birthstones. The moonstone belongs to the large mineral family feldspars. It is a opalescent stone which can range from colourless to blue, peach, green, pink, yellow, brown or grey with a silvery sheen.

Moonstone is found in Brazil, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sir Lanka, Tanzania and the United States.

Moonstone's was used by the Romans in jewellery as they believed that the stone was formed from the light of the Moon. The Moonstone is believed to bring good fortune, to enhance passion and balance.

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