Diamond rings
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The miniature portrait of Louis XVI that the king presented to Franklin on his departure from France was surrounded by a wreath of diamonds; the crown atop it contained (two?) diamonds. In his will, Franklin bequeathed the miniature to his daughter, with the provision that she not wear it as an ornament. In the years following his death, the diamond wreath was disassembled, and at least some f the diamonds were sold to finance a trip to England for Sally and Richard Bache. At a later date, other diamonds were removed from the miniature and set into rings. Two of those rings survive in the hands of descendants.
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