THE DRESDEN GREEN.
One of the Rarest Diamonds in the World—A Comparatively Small Gem Valued at £30,000.
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.