Approved | | Documentary, Short
Re-enactment of how the 726-carat Jonker diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905 by the family of Jacobus Jonker; how it was sold to Harry Winston; and how it was cut by Lazarre Kaplan.
The Jonker diamond was found in South Africa on 17 Jan 1934. At 726 carats, it was the 4th largest uncut diamond ever found at the time. There is speculation that it may be part of the Cullinan diamond discovered in 1905, the largest gem quality diamond ever found, at 3106.75 carats. The Jonker was cut into 13 diamonds, with the largest an Emerald cut diamond weighing 142.90 carats.
Armed against any vicious intruder whose lusts for the great gem might prompt an attack, the family, their hearts filled with fear, sat through the long hours of the night. The diamond, a fortune in an old stocking, clutched to her bosom by Jonker's...
The show states the diamond was cut into 20 smaller stones; the actual number was 13.