This is the largest black diamond of historical origin. The cutting and symmetry on this stone is superb. The black color is due to inclusions that most would think to be finely divided carbon. However, they are predominantly iron-based, such as free iron, magnetite, and hematite. Diamonds with high enough concentrations of these materials can actually be magnetic.
The Black Orlov, said to be cursed, spans three centuries with an enigmatic history of international intrigue captured in fact, legend, and folklore. More information can be found at www.blackorloff.com.