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The Increasing Popularity Of Treasure Hunting

The Increasing Popularity Of Treasure Hunting

Aside from coin collecting, treasure hunting is another activity that more and more people are getting in. This brings not just fun and excitement but it can also be an avenue to elevate your social status. You can do treasure hunting activity too provided, of course, that you have enough skills in hunting treasure like map and code interpretation and metal detecting.

When you have treasure hunting skills, you can go for a treasure but of course treasure hunting can come with lots of technicalities most especially when it comes to government requirements for mining
or treasure hunting.

Aside from gold, precious stones like diamonds are also achieving popularity in treasure hunting because it is an expensive industry.

I am giving some information about diamond. This might elevate your interest in treasure hunting.

There is a popular diamond in the Smithsonian Collection called the Blue Heart Diamond. Fans of the movie Titanic might have thought that the ‘Heart of the Ocean Diamond’ was based on this stone, and it may have been! But, this diamond has not been cast in the ocean, but is safe and sound at the Smithsonian!

It has been also called the Eugenie Blue Diamond, although it is not certain that the Empress Eugenie ever owned this particular stone. It was cut in Paris between 1909 and 1910, however the stone’s origin– Africa or India– is unclear.

As an additional information, it is an enormous heart-shaped, blue diamond weighing 30.82 carats. Its current setting is in a ring that is platinum, surrounded by white diamonds. It changed hands among famous jewelers –such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels — and owners until it was purchased by Harry Winston in 1959 who mounted the diamond in its current ring setting. Winston disposed the ring to Marjorie Merriweather Post. Mrs. Post gave the ring as donation to the Smithsonian and it remains there with other famous blue diamonds, including the Hope Diamond and the Heart of Eternity Diamond.

These famous blue diamonds have recently undergone a grading and examination process, to classify their colors and to find the source of the color. The Hope Diamond is classified as Fancy Deep Grayish-Blue; the Heart of Eternity has been classified as a Fancy Vivid Blue.; and The Blue Heart Diamond has not yet been classified, but some experts categorize it as either Fancy Vivid Blue or Fancy Deep Blue. Blue diamonds are of particular interest to scientists not only because of the color and the impurities that create it, but because blue diamonds also have an electric conductive property that makes them unusual among clear and other colored diamonds.

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