Hey guys! I have a question...Have you ever really thought about the history of your old jewelry? There are many stories behind almost everyone’s jewelry, however, there are a few pieces that could change someone’s life, and it isn’t for the best. I found a collection of the most terrifying jewelry pieces that have a dark history of death and cursing people to go mad.
The first piece has an interesting story as it seems to do the opposite of its name, The Hope Diamond. Rumor has it that the diamond that was used in the necklace came from a Hindu idol and has had many owners that had tragic deaths. Suicide, stabbed to death by a royal lover who had been gifted the stone, a whole family died in a crash and even beheadings. Doesn’t seem this diamond gives a lot of hope.
The Black Orlov Diamond which is also known as “The Eye of the Brahman Diamond” was allegedly stolen from the Hindu god Brahma statue in Pondicherry. This black diamond is said to be cursed by whoever touches committing suicide. After many owners had the stone, a jeweler who is unnamed decided to cut the stone into 3 pieces to break the curse. Since then there has been no word or news about the stone until an actress named Felicity Huffman was going to wear it for the 2006 Academy Awards but changed her mind last minute.
This next piece is a whopping 186 1/16 carat diamond and it is called “The Koh-I-Noor Diamond.” This diamond was taken from India in 1850 and given to the Royal Family. The curse this diamond holds only affects the men it is worn by. Every man that has worn this stone, has lost his throne. The diamond is currently set into the Crown of Queen Elizabeth, which is the crown that is on display in the Tower of London.
This last piece (and my personal favorite) is a jewel called The Delhi Purple Sapphire (even though it is technically not a sapphire), it was found 30 years ago by a curator named Peter Tandy at the Natural History Museum in London. When discovered, the jewel was sealed in several boxes, with protective charms surrounding it. It even came with a warning which stated, “Whoever shall then open it, shall first read out this warning, and then do as he pleases with the jewel. My advice to him or she is to cast it into the sea.” Spooky, right? The suspicion is that the gemstone was part of the treasure stolen from the Temple of Indra, in Cawnpore during the brutally, bloody mutiny in 1857. The gemstone is said to be cursed, bringing bad luck, and misfortune to anyone who owns it. It was brought to England by a man named Bengal Cavalryman Colonel W. Ferris, who later went bankrupt. When his son inherited the gemstone, he suffered the same financial fate. Fast forward a few years, it was purchased by writer Edward Heron-Allen, who claimed it brought him nothing but bad luck. After being passed around, and even thrown into the Regent’s Canal, and coming back, the jewel ended up the same way it was found – sealed up and sent away.
Doing some research and writing this article has really made me start to wonder and think twice about all the jewelry pieces. Yes, they look beautifully vintage, but do I really want to be possibly cursed? I do not want to take any chances, so I found some pieces Novell makes that look VERY similar. These pieces both show the beauty of the cursed jewelry but without the terrible aftermath. If there are some things you would like to change, we always have the option for Custom Shop to help you make your own story behind the gems. Lastly, if you chance upon an Indian idol, let it be... lest it be cursed. 😊
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Amanda Panda =)