The Jubilee is the sixth largest diamond in the world and the most famous example of the jubilee diamond cut, introduced to the world during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her coronation. While jubilee cut diamonds are a rarity today, you can add this stunningly brilliant stone to your collection with a museum-quality replica from The Stonecutter.
Weight of Rough:
44 × 37 × 23.1 mm
Jagerfontein, South Africa
As a relatively young diamond, the Jubilee’s specifications are well-documented and commonly found on the Internet. The jubilee cut, named after the stone itself, combines the standard brilliant cut and rose cuts by replacing the round brilliant’s table with eight additional facets that meet at the center.
The Jubilee diamond was unearthed in South Africa in 1895 and purchased by a consortium of London diamond merchants. While the merchants at first intended to gift the Jubilee to her majesty, Queen Victoria, they changed their minds, retaining ownership of the stone but allowing it to become a centerpiece of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.
In 1900, the Jubilee was purchased by Indian industrialist and philanthropist Sir Dorabji Jamsetji Tata. Three years after his death (1935), Tata’s heirs sold the Jubilee through Cartier to French industrialist M. Paul-Louis Weiller. Weiller had the Jubilee set in a brooch studded with six diamond baguettes, resulting in a design that may be described as either a six-pointed star or stylized turtle.
Today, the Jubilee is privately owned by Mr. Robert Mouawad.
The Jubilee diamond has been the centerpiece of a number of international diamond exhibitions. It can also be the centerpiece of your personal collection. Order your cubic zirconia replica today. Contact The Stonecutter for jeweler recommendations to set your Jubilee.
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