is not a little remarkable that it should often be so difficult to
discover the whereabouts of a great and famous diamond, the more so
when we consider its financial value. The " Russian Table'' is in
evidence, both in works of history and travel, but that is all. Its
existence is chronicled, and its size; but we know of no person, who
has seen it, and as yet have not unearthed a single " biographic"
incident connected with it. Possibly in future editions of the present
work, our correspondents may help us. The secrets of Russian jewels are
in some cases as well kept as those of Turkey. The " Table " is
reported to be a fine stone, though of course its form is the least
attractive style of diamond cutting. It weighs 68 carats.