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Olá lá! Estrela do Sul…

Sep 25th, 2012

Olá lá! Estrela do Sul…

Star of the SouthThe Star of the South, also known as Estrela do Sul, is a diamond found in Brazil in 1853.

The diamond was cut into a cushion shape and weighs 128.48 carat. The Star of the South is graded as a type IIa diamond, with a colour grading of fancy light pinkish-brown and a clarity of VS2.

At the time of discovery, the diamond weighed 254.5 carat. It has passed through the hands of many owners, including the Maharaja of Princely Baroda State, and its last known purchase was by Cartier around 2002, when it was sold by Rustomjee Jamsetjee of Mumbai.

After the diamond was purchased by Cartier, the youngest son of Maharajah Pratap Singh Gaekwad of Baroda State, Sangramsinh, had claimed that the Star of the South was among the heirlooms that where under dispute in possession of the Gaekwad family.




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