Orlov

Color:

Slightly Tinted White

Polished Weight:

189.62 carats

Rough Weight:

787.50 carats

Comments:

It was found about the middle of the 17th century in the Kollur diamond deposits situated by the Kristna (or Krishna) River in Hyderabad. Its weight has been recorded as 189.62 metric carats and it measures 47.6 mm in height, 31.75 mm in width, and 34.92 mm in length. The clarity is typical of the finest Indian diamonds and its color possesses a slight bluish-green tint. The shape of the diamond has been described as resembling half a pigeon's egg. Sometimes spelled: Orloff, Orlow. The Orlov is mounted in the Imperial Sceptre, made during the reign of Catherine the Great (1762-96).

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