Art: Diamond Jim's Settings

The first diamond James Buchanan ("Diamond Jim") Brady bought cost $90. When he died in 1917 he had spent $2,000,000 on precious stones. Besides such curios as a diamond-tipped cane, he owned 30 complete sets of jeweled cuff links, studs, tie pins, fobs, watch chains, etc. A railroad man, he enjoyed blazoning the fact by wearing what became one of his most famed diamond arrangements— the Transportation Set. The diamonds of the Transportation Set have long been dispersed but last week Black, Starr & Frost —Gorham, oldtime Manhattan jewelers, put on...

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