8. presidente vargas Diamond -World’s Largest Diamonds

The Vargas Diamond, discovered in Brazil on August 13, 1938 (July 1938 according to Ball & Kerr) by Joaquim Venancio Tiago and Manoel Miguel Domingues, was 726.6 carats (145.32 g) when pulled out of the ground.

Vargas Diamond
Weight 726 carats (145.2 g)
Discovered 1938
Cut by Adrian Graselly

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.

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

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