The Idol’s Eye
India; early 17th century
Modified brilliant-cut light blue diamond, VVS2 clarity
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.