hold the foremost place in the jewels of the British crown.2
The Italian, Augusto Costellani, is the mouthpiece of another
tradition, little firmer than a floating pipe-bubble, that a certain
King Carna of India, who lived some three thousand years before the
Christian era, possessed a diamond whose natural planes or
1 "Indian Epic Poetry," Sir Monier-Monier Williams, 1863.
2 "A Popular Treatise on Gems," Dr. Lewis Feuchtwanger, 1867, Plate VIII, No. 1 5 and No. 1 5a.