Orlov Diamond

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Orlov Diamond
189.62 carats
© Elkan Wijnberg

Gemstone:Diamond
Source:India
Weight:190 cts
Colour:White with faint bluish-green tinge.
Cut:
Current Owner:Kremlin Diamond Fund
Current Location:Kremlin Diamond Fund
Information Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlov_%28diamond%29
History:???? - Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, Southern India - widely reported as serving as an eye in the statue

~1750 - Stolen by a French deserter, a grenadier from the Carnatic wars and sold on in Madras.

~1770 - Purchased by Count Grigory Grigoryevich Orlov and presented to Catherine the great of Russia.

1784 - Incorporated into the Imperial Sceptre of Russia.
Dimensions:32x35x31 mm
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