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AWDC to Launch ‘Diamond Divas’ Exhibition

Jan 30, 2008 4:17 AM   By Avi Krawitz
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RAPAPORT... The Antwerp World Diamond Centre will display the ‘Diamond Divas’ exhibition at the Antwerp Diamond Museum

“An exhibition that combines celebrity with stunning diamond jewelry will afford Antwerp the opportunity of continuing its long tradition of assembling spectacular displays of diamond jewelry,” the AWDC confirmed in a statement.

The exhibition will show items worn by royals, high society, stars of stage and screen and will run from April 11 through June 8, 2008.

“Each item of jewelry that will be shown at the Diamond Divas exhibition comes with its own legend, sometimes concerning its owner and on other occasions the event for which it was created,” the AWDC explained.

Among the items that will be shown are bracelets from the “Art de Cartier” collection owned by Gloria Swanson, a star from Hollywood’s silent movie era; a tiara owned by Doris Duke, the billionaire tobacco heiress who died under mysterious circumstances at age 80 in 1993; the “snake” necklace owned by Maria Felix, a leading lady from Mexico’s silver screen; the famous “Moon of Baroda” necklace, which has as its centerpiece a 24.04-carat canary yellow pear-shaped diamond, which was worn by Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

ADWC turned to high-end jewelers, auction houses and private collections from around the world to put the exhibition together.

Information and a photo gallery is provided at  

Tags: AWDC, Collections, Jewelry
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