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The Wittelsbach Blue Diamond & Carved Hexagonal Emerald

June 30, 1605
Jahangir 1605–1627

The Wittelsbach Blue Diamond & Carved Hexagonal Emerald



Plate 1 | The Wittelsbach Blue Diamond perhaps cut at the Mughal court during the reign of Jahangir or Shah Jahan weight: 35.56 carats sold at Christie's, 2009; since recut at the edges reduced in weight to 31.06 carats & renamed 'The Graff Wittelsbach Diamond' Plate 2 | Carved Hexagonal Emerald c.1590-1600 233.5 carats 5 cm. x 5.7 cm. The Al-Sabah collection, Kuwait National Museum: LNS 28 HS missing as a consequence of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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