Antwerp Diamond Museum, Belgium

Fabulous jewels are brought to their fullest potential only when worn by equally fabulous women. From historical royal figures to Hollywood and stage legends and glamorous socialites, daring divas of iconic stature illuminate some of the most exquisite diamonds in the world. On loan from worldwide high-end jewelers, auction houses and private collections, the selection is exhibited under the Patronage of HRH Princess Mathilde by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

Each item tells a tale; bracelets from the "Art de Cartier" collection owned by Hollywood silent film star Gloria Swanson; a tiara owned by the heiress Doris Duke, or another tiara of Lady Mountbatten's; the "snake" necklace owned by Maria Felix from the dramatic TV series "Dynasty"; or the famous "Moon of Baroda" necklace, which boasts a 24.04-carat, canary yellow pear-shaped diamond, worn by Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Diamonds are a girl's best friend, yet diamonds are truly a diva's wiliest weapon.

April 11 through June 8, 2008
Koningin Astridplein 19-23
2018 Antwerp
T. +32 3 202 48 90