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As an early industry leader, the Baumgolds cut some of the rarest and largest diamonds in the world.

  Victoria Transvaal  

Victoria Transvaal Diamond

Cut from a 240-carat rough found in the Premier Mine, Transvaal, South Africa, this nearly flawless 67.89 carat champagne-colored stone has a pear shape with 116 facets. The necklace designed by Baumgold Brothers, consists of a yellow-gold chain with sixty-six round brilliant-cut diamonds, fringed with ten drop motifs, each set with two marquise-cut diamonds, a pear-shaped diamond and a small round brilliant-cut diamond for a total of 106 diamonds weighing about 45 carats. The necklace, which has been featured in several Hollywood films, can be found on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

  Earth Star  

Earth Star

This pear-shape, coffee-brown diamond was cut from a 248.90 carat rough found in the Jagersfontein Mine, South Africa, in 1967. Thought to be the largest brown diamond in the world, it was cut to 111.59 carats by Baumgold Brothers.

  Transvaal Blue  

Transvaal Blue

Baumgold Brothers owned this 25-carat pear shaped blue diamond which was cut from a rough found in the Premier Mine, Transvaal.



This champagne colored diamond was believed to have come from the Kimberley Mine in South Africa. Originally a 490 carat rough, it was cut to 70 carats in 1921 and to a 55.09 carat emerald shape in 1958. The Kimberley has been widely exhibited, and was shown at the Diamond Pavilion in Johannesburg in 1966. It was owned by Baumgold Brothers until 1971.


Anniversary Diamond

Cut by Baumgold Brothers in 1951, this 65 carat pear shape originated from a Jagersfontein Mine rough weighing more than 200 carats. Named on the 75th anniversary of the Baumgold firm, it was sold to a private Canadian buyer after its exhibition in Toronto.


Baumgold Brilliant

Baumgold Brothers cut this 55 carat stunner from a 167.25 carat South African rough.


Baumgold Pears

In 1923, Baumgold Brothers acquired a 609 carat rough that had been found in Wesselton Mine, South Africa the previous year. This bluish stone, dubbed the Baumgold Rough, was cut into 14 stones, the largest of which are two 50 carat pear shaped stones.


Crown Diamond

According to tradition, this honey-colored diamond once belonged to the Russian Imperial Family, but unfortunately was dispersed with the other Crown Jewels after the 1917 revolution.

In 1935, it turned up in the United States as an 84-carat cushion cut and was exhibited with DeBeers Collection in the House of Jewels at the New York World’s Fair (1939-1940). Baumgold Brothers bought the gem and mounted it in a necklace. Later the necklace was broken up, and the stone recut to 52 carats.


Flaming Star

This pear-shaped stone is one of the most unique diamonds ever discovered. Under normal light, it is a fine white color, but under ultraviolet light the white stone glows a very intense and brilliant orange. Cut from an 88-carat rough found in the DeBeers Mine, Baumgold Brothers purchased and polished the 21.90 carat stone in 1967.


North Star

This fancy blue pear shape diamond was cut from a 97-carat rough found in the Jagersfontein Mine. Baumgold Brothers cut and polished this stunning stone in 1969.

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