Description of the Sancy Diamond
The Sancy Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world. It is currently displayed in the Apollo Gallery at the Louvre in Paris. The Sancy weighed 106 carats as a rough diamond and now weighs 55 carats after the cutting process. The Sancy diamond is pear-shaped being a "Pendeloque" or "Briolette" cut with a pale yellow color.
Origin of the name of the Sancy Diamond
The Sancy originated from India in Golconda where it belonged to various Indian rulers. The famous Sancy diamond came into the possession of Nicolas de Harlay, Seigneur de Sancy (1546-1629) a French soldier and diplomat and the stone became known as the Sancy Diamond.
History of the Sancy Diamond
Myths and legends surround the stone. It is of incredible value. The Sancy Diamond has been owned by some great Kings and Queens and seen the events of both the English Civil War and the French Revolution. Kings, Queens, Russian Princes, Millionaires and Maharajahs play a part in its history. A comprehensive history timeline documents the strange road that the Sancy has travelled...
The History Timeline of the Sancy Diamond
The following timeline & history of the Sancy details important historical events and dates: