Thursday, January 07, 2010

Treasure Blog: The Wittelsbach Diamond

Story, with a fine accompanying slideshow here.

The diamond, a historic treasure associated with Spain, Austria and Bavaria, has re-surfaced after decades of being out of the public eye, and has been re-cut, so that it looks like this:

It looks like a crystalized version of the iris of actor Peter O'Toole's eye, doesn't it?

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