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    "Diamonds of Africa" - Replica Set of Gems & Rough


    The Rainbow of Africa Collection gathered together this replica set of "Diamonds" and "Diamond Rough" to highlight some of the most notable Diamond finds of Africa. Each of the "Diamonds" has been faceted out of cubic zirconia, the well known Diamond simulant whose dispersion closely resembles real Diamonds. The examples of "Diamond Rough" are acrylic casts. So if you don't think you'll ever be able to own any of these Diamonds (and you probably can't since the Queen of England has a lock on many of them), then here's the next best thing: a 26 piece replica set.

    The replica gemstones are (working out from the center of the spiral, starting with the smallest "Diamond"):
    · Eureka (11 ct.) from Kimberley, S. Africa, 1866
    · Heart of Eternity (27.64 ct.) from Premier Diamond Mine, S. Africa, ~2000
    · Williamson Pink (23.6 ct.) from Williamson Diamond Mine, Tanzania, 1947
    · Blue Lili (30.06 ct.) from Premier Mine, S. Africa, year unknown
    · Pink Star (formerly known as Steinmetz Pink) (59.60 ct.), from S. Africa, 1999
    · Tiffany (129 ct.) from Kimberley, S. Africa, 1878
    · Allnat (101 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, ~1950
    · Red Cross (205 ct.) from Kimberley, S. Africa, 1901
    · Centenary (274 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1988
    · Golden Jubilee (545.67 ct.) from Premier Mine, S. Africa, 1985
    · Cullinan I (530 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1905
    · Cullinan II (317 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1905
    · Incomparable (407 ct.) from Mbuji Mayi, Congo, ~1980
    · Jonker I (126 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1934
    · Light of Peace (130 ct.) from Sierra Leone, 1969
    · Premier Rose (137 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1978
    · Cullinan III (94 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1905
    · Jubilee (245 ct.) from Kimberley, S. Africa, 1897
    · Niarchos (128 ct.) from Cullinan, S. Africa, 1954
    · Millennium Star (203 ct.) from Mbuji Mayi, Congo, 1990
    The "Diamond Rough" starts with the smaller pieces and concludes with the largest: Niarchos rough (426 ct.), Premier Rose rough (353 ct.), Heritage rough (507 ct.), Centenary rough (599 ct.), Jonker rough (726 ct.), and finally the Cullinan rough (3,106 ct.)
    Offered at no reserve.


    Provenance:
    Rainbow of Africa Collection


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    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
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