Victoria Transvaal

14 08 2010
Shape Cut: Pear
Color: Champagne
Polished Weight: 67.89 carats
Rough Weight: 280.00 carats
Comment: It was found in , South Africa, in the Transvaal. The first cutting produced a 75 carats, 116 facets stone that measured 1 x 1 3/8 inches. A recutting retained the same length and width, but reduced the depth to better proportions, making it more brilliant. The diamond has been featured in several Hollywood films, including a Tarzan episode from 1952. The necklace was donated by Leonard and Victoria Wilkinson in 1977 to the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.



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