Russian Table Portrait Diamond
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Monday, 29 October 2007

Russian Table diamond. A 68-carat diamond, said by a writer in 1882 to have been among the Russian Crown Jewels. The whereabouts of this stone is unknown today.

Russian Table Portrait diamond.Also called the Russian Tablet Por­trait diamond, this is a thin flat, ir­regular pear-shaped diamond that measures 4 x 2.9 centimeters and weighs approximately 25 carats. It belongs to the Russian Treasury of Diamonds and Precious Stones in Moscow. Said to be the largest so-called portrait diamond in the world, it is mounted in an old-Indian gold-and-enamel bracelet, Gothic in style. The stone, which is reportedly of fine quality, is thought to be a cleavage