Kate - I love the dress lines and the lace, but this shade is too dark for you... or at least it films TOO DARK on you. It may be great in person, but on camera, it is going way too dark. I see this more in a subtle soft summer shade...nothing this dark.
The Florentine Diamond is a lost diamond of Indian origin. It is light yellow in colour with very slight green overtones. It is cut in the form of an irregular (although very intricate) nine-sided 126-facet double rose cut, with a weight of 137.27 carats (27.454 g). The stone is also known as the Tuscan, the Tuscany Diamond, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, the Austrian Diamond and the Austrian Yellow Diamond.
Jousting rules for a tournament 1511- To celebrate the birth of his son Prince Henry in 1511, the King proclaimed an allegorical tournament of the sort developed in the previous century at the court of the Dukes of Burgundy. This challenge, issued and signed by the King lists the rules to be followed and explains the background story.
‘Beau Sancy’ diamond sells for 9.7 million dollars. The 35-carat modified pear double rose cut gemstone, which since the early 17th century has successively been part of the crown jewels of France, Holland, England, Prussia and the German Empire. The diamond first entered the historical record in 1570
Assistant Curator at the Tower of London, Anna Keay, holds the 15th century crown of Margaret of York. Exhibition held in the Tower of London in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The crown left England in 1468 and is one of only two English Medieval crowns that survived the Civil War and is now kept in Aachen Cathedral in Germany. http://www.MemoryMakerTravelResource.com