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Nov 9 Victoria-Transvaal Diamond

NMNH Displays Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Donated by Wilkinsons

 

NMNH Displays Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Donated by Wilkinsons

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Year: 
1977
Month: 
november
Day: 
9
Date: 
Wed, 1977-11-09
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The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond, at that time the largest and most valuable gem gift to the Smithsonian since the Hope Diamond, goes on display. It was the gift of Leonard and Victoria Wilkinson.  The  pear-shaped gem weighs 67.89 carats, and is set into a yellow gold necklace containing 108 diamonds. The Wilkinsons also donated seven other large diamonds.