Few stones have traveled as widely as the Florentine Diamond. Rumored to have been originally owned by Charles the Bold, Duke of Normandy, the large yellow diamond was discovered in the Medici’s Florentine vaults at the end of the 17th Century. It then made its way to Vienna where it became a part of the Hapsburg crown jewels. At the end of World War I, the stone was lost, believed to have been stolen.
Today, no trace of the stunning yellow gem can be found, but many believe it made its way to the United States. We may never know what happened. Even fancy yellow mined diamonds without the colorful history can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars a carat. But thanks to the Stauer Florentine Collection and the dazzling science of DiamondAura®, you can experience that legendary yellow sparkle without the legendary price tag. People may wonder if you’ve discovered the mysterious Florentine diamond. That will be your secret.