Extraordinary Encounters (II): The Jacob Diamond

The first day of Saffronart’s inaugural Jewellery Conference in 2017 opened with a riveting discussion between Dr Usha Balakrishnan and John Zubrzycki, titled “Jacob: The Largest Diamond in India’s Crown.” Zubrzycki, a Sydney-based author, journalist and researcher specialising in South Asia and India, shed light on the intriguing saga involving one of the most famous diamonds in the world – the Jacob Diamond, formerly known as the Imperial Diamond – and the enigmatic character most commonly associated with it.

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