Aug 9th, 2013
The 45.5 carat Jalmeida is a light yellow diamond that was cut from a 109.5 carat rock found in 1942 in the Bandeira River in the Goyaz, Brazil.It was acquired by Steinberg & Byrkett Jewelers, Rio de Janeiro.
Its current whereabouts is unknown.
In the photo of a diamond claim in the river basin of Rio das Garças, Mato Grosso, in 1931. It is possible to observe various work implements, such as the improvised canoe, diving suit and large wooden pans. Some people from the group are visitors, there is a woman in the middle and one of the prospectors exhibits his gun in the cartridge belt.
This photograph taken during the expedition of Hermano Ribeiro da Silva, from São Paulo, in 1931, together with his colleagues Francisco Brasileiro, Domiciano Uchoa Fagundes, Manuel Pires do Rio and Durval Xavier, whose adventures were described in the book Garimpos de Mato Grosso, in 1936. Sertanista Hermano Ribeiro da Silva commanded Bandeira Anhanguera, to contact the aloof Xavantes Indians, in the region of Rio Xingu, in Serra do Roncador, northwest Mato Grosso, when he died of malarial cachexia on November 24, 1937, close to Cocalinho, on the border of Mato Grosso and Goiás, his death causing great consternation in the capital city of São Paulo. Postcard from the collection of Carlos Cornejo.
Notable Diamonds of the World
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