Sunday, January 17, 2021

Patiala Necklace

Patiala Necklace  

The Patiala Necklace was a necklace created by the House of Cartier in 1928. It was made for Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, who was the Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala.

The necklace had five chains (ladi) and included a neck collar.

The necklace contained 2,930 diamonds, including as its centrepiece the world's seventh-largest diamond at the time, the "De Beers". That diamond had a 428 carat pre-cut weigh, and it weighed 234.65 carats in its final setting. It is the largest cushion-cut yellow diamond and the 2nd largest yellow faceted diamond in the world.The necklace also contained seven other large diamonds ranging from 18 to 73 carats, and a number of Burmese rubies.

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