Description of the Florentine Diamond
The Florentine Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world. But mystery surrounds it - The Florentine is a Lost Diamond. The Florentine weighed 137 carats and it was cut as a double rose with 126 facets. The Florentine diamond was a pale yellow citron color. It was cut in nine surfaces covered with facets forming a star with nine rays. The type of cut was a double rose cut, resemble an opening rose-bud.
Origin of the name of the Florentine Diamond
The Florentine originated from India in Golconda where it belonged to various Indian rulers. The famous Florentine diamond came into the possession of the powerful Medici family and was housed in the Medici treasury at Florence. ( Inhabitants of Florence were called Florentines).
Alternative names of the Florentine Diamond
The Florentine Diamond is known by several other names which include:
- The Tuscan
- The Austrian
- The Tuscany Diamond
- The Grand Duke of Tuscany
- The Austrian Diamond
- The Austrian Yellow Diamond
The owners of the Florentine diamond included the Royal Hose of Austria (hence the Austrian) and the Grand Duke of Tuscany (hence the Tuscan). The vast number of names given to this diamond nearly numbers the myths and legends that surround its history...
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