RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Emily Diamond passes the baton to Anyika Onuora of Great Britain in Round One of the Women's 4 x 400m Relay on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A diamond and emerald necklace created from stones given by Catherine II the Great to a British ambassador John Hobart, the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, in the 1760s. He wrote in his diary about the empress: "To see her is to know that she could love and that her love would make the happiness of a lover worthy of her". When the earl returned to Britain he used the jewels to create a necklace for his wife, with the earrings created later from a different set of stones. Click to know more~
Great Britain won an Olympic medal in the women's 4x100m relay for the first time since 1984, claiming bronze as the United States retained their title. Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita ran a British record of 41.77 seconds in Rio's Olympic Stadium.