Tavernier Blue

$1,300.00

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115.16 modern carats (references to 112 carats are from the original manuscript that used old carats)
184.02 carats
32.89 x 27.65 x 12.92 mm
Gun metal blue
Approximately 115 modern carats
Golconda, India
Mid-1600’s (actual date in dispute)
Smithsonian (as the Hope diamond)
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Description

This was a lightly polished dodecahedral crystal. It was sold to Louis XIV by Tavernier who had it recut into the French Blue which was subsequently cut into the Hope. The research summarizing the modeling can be found at http://museumdiamonds.com/~scottsuc/index.php/tavernier-blue.html.


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