Weight: 40 carats*

Dimensions: 23.5 x 23.5 x 10.81 mm**

Color: Colorless

Weight of Rough: Unknown

Origin: Unknown; either Brazil or India

Date Found: Unknown

Current Location: Private collection

*Cut to a round of 36 carats for Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth’s heiress, who did not like the shape of the historical octagonal diamond.

**Length and width are from Bauer, measured flat side to flat side (not point to point). He states that his drawings are life size. Depth is from GemCad modeling.


The earliest reference to the appearance of the Pasha is from Dieulafait (1874).  It shows a drawing of an octagonal stone weighing 40 carats.  Although once owned by Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress, and King Farouk of Egypt, there is no other reference to it in the octagonal form.  Unfortunately, Hutton did not like the shape, and had the only octagonal historic diamond recut to a 36 carat round stone.