It is cut in a cushion shape and is mostly white but has a slight blue shine to it. The diamond is 47,6 mm tall, 31,75 mm wide and 34,92 long. It was found in the Parteal mine in India.
The Regent Diamond was among those stolen from the collection of French royal jewels in 1792 - but at that time neither Louis XVI nor Marie Antoinette would have had any occasion to use it... Napoleon managed to accumulate the diamond and wore it on his wrist for a short period. Today it is exhibited at the Louvre.
|Replica of Louis XV's crown - the Regent would have been|
the main body of the fleur-de-lys