Vargas diamond

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Vargas Diamond
Weight726 carats (145.2 g)
Discovered1938
Cut byAdrian Graselly[1]

The Vargas Diamond, discovered in Brazil on August 13, 1938 by Joaquim Venancio Tiago and Manoel Miguel Domingues, was 726.6 carats (145.32 g) when pulled out of the ground. Twenty-nine smaller diamonds were carved from the larger rough Vargas Diamond including the 48.26-carat (9.652 g) emerald cut diamond named "President Vargas", after the former Brazilian President, Getúlio Vargas.[2]

The diamond has been in the possession of Harry Winston, a jeweler from New York.[3]

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  1. ^ "Fabulous Vargas Diamond Severed". St. Petersburg Times. UP. July 24, 1941. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ Original web design for Original-diamonds.com tm (1938-08-13). "Famous Diamonds | Vargas". Original-Diamonds. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  3. ^ "N. Y. Diamond Merchant Has Passion For Gems". St Petersburg Times. AP. November 10, 1958. Retrieved 1 October 2017.