History of Indore Pears Diamond
Indore Pears Diamonds belonged to the Maharaja of Indore and worn by his Queen. The Indore Pears diamonds were presented to Maharani Shamista Devi by the ex-Maharaja Tukoji Rao III and she had worn the diamond on many times. In 1946, the ex-Maharaja had decided to sell the diamonds, and was purchased by the New York diamond dealer Mr. Harry Winston.
The pair of diamonds was later exhibited at the famous court of jewels exhibition. Mr. Winston sold the Indore Pears in 1953, to a customer from Philadelphia, and re-purchased those 5 years later in 1958. He then sold the Indore Pears to another customer from New York. He again re-purchased the stone in 1976 and later sold them to a member of an indefinite royal family. The stones later featured at two different sales conducted by Christie's of Geneva in November 1980 and later in November 1987.
Features of Indore Pears Diamonds
The Indore Pears Diamonds are pear-shaped, colourless diamonds and having weights of 46.39 and 44.14 carats. Being colourless diamonds, they are most possibly Type II a diamonds, which are nitrogen free and with completely formed crystals. The existence of nitrogen and malformed crystals can impart colours to diamonds.
The Indore Pears diamonds are presently owned by Robert Mouawad.
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