The Famous Florentine Diamond (Austrian Yellow Diamond)

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The documented history of this stone, known also as "Austrian Yellow Diamond," begins when Jean Baptiste Tavernier, the French jeweler and traveller, saw the stone among the possessions of Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1657.It is cut in the form of a nine-sided Briolette cut, and weights 137.27 carats.

It then passed into the hands of Austrian royal family and until 1938 was a part of the Royal family's jewels collection in the Hofburg palace in Vienna. It is believed that when the Royal family left to an exhale, they took the diamond to Switzerland. Eventually Florentine arrived to the United States. Some say that the stone was recut and its weight dropped to 100 carats, but they might talk about a completely different stone.

Florentine Diamond