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Ch. 53: Dresden Green Diamond, One of the Rarest Diamonds

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THE DRESDEN GREEN.
One of the Rarest Diamonds in the World—A Comparatively Small Gem Valued at £30,000.
HIS gem is the largest in the "Green Vaults" of Dresden, and owing to its peculiar green tint, one of the rarest diamonds in the world. This rare stone weighs 48 1/2 carats. It is probably of Indian origin, but nothing seems to be known of its antecedents. It is valued, according to Kluge, at 200,000 thalers (£30,000), a very large sum for a stone of such a small sjze, but accounted for by its unique character. Mr. Streeter has, or had lately, on sale a small red diamond, altogether unique of its kind, for which £1,000 was asked, although it weighed only three-quarters of a carat.
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