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    • Manuela Goodman

      And this is why I am French and love blings! The Briolette of India is a colorless diamond (weighing 90.38 carats (18.08 g)) found in India. It is cut in a briolette shape, and is a D-coloured (colourless) type IIa diamond.[1] Its history was thought to date from the 12th century, when it was first acquired by Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Queen consort of King Louis VII of France between 1137 and 1152. This makes the Briolette of India the oldest diamond on record in the world.

    • Andrea Wheaton

      The Briolette of India is a legendary diamond of 90.38 carats, which, may be the oldest diamond on record. In the 12th century, Eleanor of Aquitaine, first the Queen of France and later England, brought the stone to England. Her son, Richard the Lionhearted, is said to have taken it on the Third Crusade. It next appeared in the 16th century when Henry II of France gave it to his blonde mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It was shown in one of many portraits of her while at Fontainebleau.

    • Larisa Miller

      The Briolette of India Diamond , 90.38 carats - believed to be the oldest known diamond

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