The jewel that you can see in the picture is the famous diamond blue, a precious stone beautiful but accompanied by a bad reputation.
For in fact it, binds an endless series of misfortunes.
In the beginning the blue diamond adorned the front of a Buddha Indian, until an adventurer stole it and brought it France.
The god threw on it a powerful curse and began tragedies.
Fouquet She wore it to a party in the presence of the Sun King: immediately he fell in disgrace and died shortly afterwards in prison.
Madame De Montespan, courtesan Luigi XIV, also he fell out of favor and spent the last years of his life in a continual penance and severe.
At one point the wonderful Diamond fell into the hands of Queen Marie Antoinette, during the French Revolution, After untold suffering, He climbed the steps of the scaffold.
Finally the gem passed to Romanov, Russian rulers until the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution: the whole of the family right venne slaughtered.
Today the blue diamond is kept in the Smithsonian Institute di Washington, which it is protected by a transparent box equipped with the most sophisticated security mechanisms.
The jewel is also known as diamante Hope e Blue France (photo: gioielloitaliano.net).