Oct 18th, 2012
The brilliant cut 40 carat Polar Star is one of the gems in the Russian Crown purchased in England.A Stone of rare purity and lustre.
It is the largest and finest diamond belonging to the Russian Crown. It was purchased in England for the Imperial Regalia, and is remarkable for its rare purity and lustre. Dieulafait makes the curious statement that “it belongs to the Princess Yussupoff.
At one time it seems to have been in the possession of Joseph Buonaparte, who bought it of Morton for 52,500 francs.
Streeter- Great (Famous) Diamonds