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.
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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.
The world's largest diamond then in existence had been found! Blue-white! The size of a hand tank. Five ounces in weight. Seven hundred and twenty-six carats.
The show states the diamond was cut into 20 smaller stones; the actual number was 13.