Star of the South Diamond

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“The largest diamond ever found in Brazil weighed 254 and a half carats, and was discovered in 1853 by a [African-American] in the river Bogageno; it is known as the “Star of the South.” It was sold to the Gaekwar of Baroda for $450,000."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)


Brazil, Gemstones


Everybody's Cyclopedia (New York, NY: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1912)


TIFF (full resolution)

2400×2024, 3.4 MiB

Large GIF

1024×863, 381.6 KiB

Medium GIF

640×539, 168.6 KiB

Small GIF

320×269, 49.9 KiB