The Koh-i-Noor, p. 79.
important task of cutting this fine diamond was entrusted to Messrs.
Garrard, of the Haymarket, London, who gave it into the hands of Mr.
Coster, of Amsterdam.
The Polar Star, p. 81.
was purchased in 1845, by Messrs. Garrard, of Count Koutousoff;
subsequently it was purchased by the Princess Tousoupoff, of St.
Petersburgh, in whose possession it now remains. It weighs 40 1/4
The Sancy Diamond, p. 83.
was sold by Godoy, the Prince of Peace, who ruled Spain under Charles
XIV. and Ferdinand VII., to Prince Demidoff who has very recently
parted with it to Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy for £20,000.
Value of Diamonds, p. 88.
value here quoted for a one-carat stone is slightly incorrect. Such a
stone is now worth £21, but a stone of five carats is net worth £525,
which would be its value according to the rule laid down by Jeffries;
it is worth actually about £350.