The Wittelsbach Diamond started as a fancy deep grayish blue diamond weighing in at 35.56 carats.  Origins unknown, the diamond "appeared" in 1962 and was determined to be of Indian origin.  Passing from one royal family to another, it was eventually sold at auction in 2008 for $23.4 million to London-based jeweler Laurence Graff.  Graff then recut the stone, revising it to a flawless 31.06 carat fancy deep blue diamond.

The Wittelsbach Diamond started as a fancy deep grayish blue diamond weighing in at 35.56 carats. Origins unknown, the diamond "appeared" in 1962 and was determined to be of Indian origin. Passing from one royal family to another, it was eventually sold at auction in 2008 for $23.4 million to London-based jeweler Laurence Graff. Graff then recut the stone, revising it to a flawless 31.06 carat fancy deep blue diamond.

The Indore Pear diamonds were sold to Tukoji Rao Holkar in the 1910s by Chaumet. They were set in turn by Chaumet, Mauboussin, and after their sale by Yashwant Rao Holkar in 1946, by Harry Winston of New York.

The Indore Pear diamonds were sold to Tukoji Rao Holkar in the 1910s by Chaumet. They were set in turn by Chaumet, Mauboussin, and after their sale by Yashwant Rao Holkar in 1946, by Harry Winston of New York.

Turban jewels (jigha and sarpati) presented to Admiral Charles Watson by the Nawab of Bengal, about 1755.

Turban jewels (jigha and sarpati) presented to Admiral Charles Watson by the Nawab of Bengal, about 1755.

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