Portugese Diamond

Real Stone
Replica

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Specifications

Weight:

127.01 carats

Dimensions:

32.75 x 29.65 x 16.01 mm

Color:

Colorless

Weight of Rough:

Unknown

Origin:

Unknown; either Brazil or Africa

Date Found:

Early 1900's

Current Location:

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

Details

History of this diamond is in dispute prior to 1928.  At that time it was owned by a private individual.  It went through a succession of owners until the Smithsonian acquired it.

Although I would construe this as a modern diamond, and hence not one I would have normally considered cutting, it is one of the largest octagonal step cut diamonds.  I didn't have any in my collection, so this is it!  For a step cut stone, it is remarkably brilliant.