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The Idol’s Eye

India; early 17th century

Modified brilliant-cut light blue diamond, VVS2 clarity

70.21ct.

The Idol’s Eye is the largest cut⁠ blue diamond in the world and has been recorded as such since the mid-19th century. Romantic stories often get attached to prestigious or legendary diamonds, and the name, the Idol’s Eye, derives from the legend that it was torn from the eye of a statue of a Hindu deity venerated in a temple in India – a rumour that has never been substantiated.

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