The Stickpin (also called the Blue Diamond Stickpin) is one of the most famous diamonds in Russia. Gifted to the Diamond Fund in 1860 by Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, it resides locked away in the Kremlin. However, you can unlock the State Diamond Chamber, in a manner of speaking, by adding a museum-quality replica from The Stonecutter to your collection.
Weight of Rough:
16.02 x 11.18 x 6.66 mm
Gun metal blue
State Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
The Stickpin has long since been rumored to be a sister stone to the French Blue or the Hope diamond, having been cut from cleavage pieces of the Tavernier Blue. However, The Stonecutter’s research, summarized in “A Crystallographic Analysis of the Tavernier Blue Diamond,” definitively proves these rumors false.
With rumors of the Stickpin originating from the Tavernier Blue being disproven, there is next to no known history about this diamond. What is known is simply this:
The stone was belonged to Emperor Paul I and his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna. The Stickpin was originally set in a ring for the Empress. It was gifted to the State by the Maria’s daughter-in-law.
The Stickpin diamond is hidden away in the labyrinthian passages of the Kremlin, but there is an easier way to view the beauty of this blue diamond—add an exacting cubic zirconia replica to your collection. Order your Stickpin replica online, and contact us for recommendations to set the stone in a ring or other custom jewelry piece.
 Gems & Gemology. (2009). Vol. 45, No. 3, pp 178-185.
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