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The World’s Most Famous Diamonds – Part 3 - The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond

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The World’s Most Famous Diamonds – Part 3 - The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond

Laurence Graff purchased the Wittelsbach Diamond in 2008 for £16.4 million. In 2010, Graff revealed he had had the diamond cut by three diamond cutters to remove flaws. The diamond was now more than 4 carats lighter and was renamed the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond.
There was controversy...

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The Blue Moon Diamond - The World’s Most Famous Diamonds

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The Blue Moon Diamond - The World’s Most Famous Diamonds

The Blue Moon of Josephine is a 12.03 carat (2.406 g) blue diamond, described as flawless by experts, that was...

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From the Latin Aqua Marinus

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From the Latin Aqua Marinus

Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, being, water: sea, i.e. seawater, marina, from marīnus; of the sea.) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. It occurs at most localities that yield ordinary beryl.

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The History of the Diamond

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The History of the Diamond

DIAMONDS

Early history

Prior to the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in the 1700s, India was the only place where diamonds were mined. Early references to diamonds in India come from

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A GoldSmith's workshop circa 1572

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A GoldSmith's workshop circa 1572

The Studiolo was a room in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, where the paintings concealed the...

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