New York City Diamond Jewelry News and Events

October 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Are you looking for a great activity to do with your family or on your own this weekend? If so you should check out New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, where the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond – one of the world’s most famous diamond jewelry specimens – was unveiled in the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals yesterday. It might just give you the inspiration you need to get on to TraxNYC and buy a diamond jewelry masterpiece of your own!

This 31.06ct fancy deep blue diamond jewelry giant will only be on display at the museum until January 2nd, so get down there while you still have the chance – this diamond is not to be missed. The stunning ancestor of modern-day diamond jewelry was originally discovered in India many centuries ago and has long been rumored to have close links to the infamous Hope Diamond.

The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond has royal connections dating back to 1664 when King Philip IV of Spain gave it to his daughter Margarita Teresa as an extravagant diamond jewelry gift. One of the finest diamond jewelry specimens ever, it gets the first part of its name from the Wittelsbach royal family of 18th century Bavaria, where it was the prized centerpiece of the family’s diamond jewelry collection.

The diamond then mysteriously disappeared until it resurfaced in 2008, which only served to add to its mystique and its diamond jewelry value. Upon its reappearance, Laurence Graff of Graff Diamonds bought it at an auction for 16.4 million pounds, repolished it to a state of diamond jewelry excellence, and made it flawless by cutting away from its original 35.56-carats – thus it became the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond.

With it being exhibited at the Museum of Natural History, you might expect this diamond jewelry attraction to have some scientific significance too – and indeed it does. Dr. George Harlow, the exhibit curator, explained that this particularly rare diamond jewelry piece must have been formed over 100 miles under the Earth’s surface billions of years ago. Only one in 100,000 diamonds has strong color, few of those are blue, and very few of those have this diamond’s fancy deep blue.

So get down to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City this weekend and get yourself in the mood for a diamond jewelry purchase. Then get online or come on down to the TraxNYC showrooms and pick up a piece of diamond jewelry that you can proudly exhibit in your very own home!