Friday, August 14, 2009

Great Chrysanthemum

The "Great Chrysanthemum" weighing nearly 104 carats is a pear shaped diamond cut from 198.28 carat brown rough found in South Africa in 1963. Julius Cohen, a New York City dealer, bought the rough and had it cut to reveal the diamond's rich golden-brown, chrysanthemum-like color. In 1971, the diamond was exhibited at the Kimberly Centenary Exhibition in South Africa. The diamond also was shown in the Diamonds-International Academy Collection at the Diamond Pavilion in Johannesburg in 1965. Recently, Julius Cohen sold the Great Chrysanthemum to an undisclosed foreign buyer.

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