What are briolette diamonds?
Briolette diamonds have a breathtaking, drop-shaped cut. This is one of the oldest gemstone cuts, and we have rediscovered its charm in recent years. One senses the aura of history when admiring the superb, classic shape of briolette diamonds. In the Victorian era, they were highly sought after, and Napoleon Bonaparte gave his beloved Empress Marie Louise a magnificent necklace with diamonds in this iconic cut. Today, this piece is on display at the Smithsonian Museum, where visitors can marvel at the necklace’s 55 carats and exquisite craftsmanship.