allegedlyAllegedly recovered from the legendary king solomons minesKing Solomon's Mines, the uncut rough stone was acquired in 1544 by the scandulousscandalous De Luca family. Gifted as part of the dowry in 1612, the fate of the diamond, along with several other high profile gems, were unknown after the Franco/Spanish war of 1635, before it misteriouslymysteriously reappeared over 3 centuries later. It was sold last year to the Maretti Brothers jewellersJewelers for just over 22$22 million,; neither time nor conflict have dimmed it's brilliance. Indeed, the twin eight-year-old brothers suggest that the value of the now cut, and polished ninety carratcarat diamond has already increased by at least fifty percent. It will be on display for four weeks only.

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