Belgium’s Diamond Divas

Diamond jewelry never met a Hollywood star it didn’t like. Belgium hosts a collection of some of the most decadent and famous diamond jewelry to grace the silver screen and its leading ladies.

From Madonna’s diamond tiara to Marilyn Monroe’s ‘best friend’, diamonds of the rich, famous and royal are gathering in Belgium’s diamond capital for an exhibition of true “Diamond Divas”. The exhibit features some of the most famous and certainly most photographed bling in recent times.

Madonna’s wedding tiara, one of the many diamond jewels on display between April 11th to June 8th in Antwerp, Belgium, was actually borrowed from London jewelry house Asprey & Garrard. Made in approximately 1910, the tiara includes 765 old cut diamonds weighing 78 carats, and another two larger diamonds with a combined weight of 2.50 carats.

Another gem on display is that Moon of Baroda, a 24.04-carat canary yellow pear-shaped diamond that Marilyn Monroe wore to the premiere of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

From red-carpet jewels to royal rocks, Antwerp is hosting a diamond A-list delight.

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