The Spine-Tingling Stories Behind Four of History’s Most Famous Cursed Gems

Thought to be behind several series of unfortunate events, these four priceless treasures come with a tradeoff…

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The mesmerizing allure of rare jewels has driven people to shocking extremes in the pursuit of unrivaled clarity, stylish cuts, colossal carat sizes, and dazzling color. But some gems, no matter their magnetism, are best left untouched. A little light reading for Halloween, here are the stories of four cursed stones that have left a trail of murder and misfortune in their wake.