The Banjarmasin Diamond, anonymous, c. 1875

The Banjarmasin Diamond, anonymous, c. 1875

diamond (mineral), w 7.65gr × l 2.1cm × w 1.7cm × h 1.4cm. More details

This diamond once hung on a chain around the neck of Sultan Panembahan Adam van Banjarmasin (South Borneo). After problems arose in the succession, the Netherlands decided in 1859 to – forcibly – seize control of the sultanate of Banjarmasin. The diamond was declared Dutch state property. In Amsterdam the 70-carat rough diamond was later cut into a rectangularshaped diamond of 36 carats.

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