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Drawing of the Jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece, by Pierre Andre Jacquemin, 1720-73, Jeweller to the King and Keeper of the Crown Jewels under Louis XV. The jewel was reproduced in 2010 by Herbert Horovitz and his team of jewellers in Geneva, taking 600 hours of work. The blue diamond set in this piece was brought to France from India by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier in 1668 and sold to Louis XIV. It was cut by Jean Pittan in a new 'rose de Paris' design and set in the Grand Insignia of the...
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