Mirror of Portugal

$600.00

Table Cut

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26.07 carats
55.02 carats
17.89 x 16.73 x 10.98 mm
Colorless
Unknown
Golconda, India
Unknown
Recut into Mazarin III, stolen 1792
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Description

The Mirror of Portugal (Miroir du Portugal, or MdP) is another one of those famous diamonds where little is known about its origins, even though it was owned alternatively by the kings of Spain, England, and France. A few portraits and poor line drawings indicate it was a table cut. It was pawned a few times, recut into the Mazarin 3 in the late 1600’s, and then stolen and permanently disappeared in the robbery of the French Crown jewels in 1792. This replica is cut from a lead model discovered in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in 2008 by Dr. Francois Farges.

This is a phenomenal stone with a very interesting house of mirrors effect that makes it look much deeper than it is.


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