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The Dresden Green originated in the Kollur mines in Southern India.The Dresden Green Diamond has a historical record dating back to 1722 when a London news sheet carried an article about it in its 25 October. It was acquired by Augustus III of Poland in 1742 at the Leipzig Fair. In 1768  the diamond was incorporated into an extremely valuable hat ornament surrounded by two large and 411 medium sized and small diamonds This is the setting that the Dresden Green still appears in today

'The Dresden Green Diamond': green fancy, carats, pear cut - Possibly Brazil, the largest green diamond known - It was taken to Moscow after World War II.

Portrait d'une jeune femme, 1541

Portrait d'une jeune femme, 1541

royalforums: Princess Sofia of Sweden's new iamond and emerald tiara in palmette/honeysuckle motifs, a gift from King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia to the bride

royalforums: Princess Sofia of Sweden's new iamond and emerald tiara in palmette/honeysuckle motifs, a gift from King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia to the bride

Elizabeth Gunning (1733–1790), Duchess of Hamilton (Later Duchess of Argyll), Famous Beauty by Gavin HAMILTON (Scottish 1723-1798)

Elizabeth Gunning Duchess of Hamilton (Later Duchess of Argyll) wearing a dress with a stomacher by Gavin Hamilton (National Galleries of Scotland - Edinburgh UK)

Portrait presumed to be Miss White1838 By Joseph Court - (Rouen 1796-Paris1865...

Portrait presumed to be Miss White1838 By Joseph Court - (Rouen 1796-Paris1865...