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This giant beauty is named the Orlov Diamond. It was purchased for Catherine the Great and set into the Russian Imperial Scepter. One legend suggests that it was stolen from the eye of a temple statue in India and is now cursed. One story tells of Napoleon’s invading army being scared away from stealing the diamond by the ghost of a priest. 
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This giant beauty is named the Orlov Diamond. It was purchased for Catherine the Great and set into the Russian Imperial Scepter. One legend suggests that it was stolen from the eye of a temple statue in India and is now cursed. One story tells of Napoleon’s invading army being scared away from stealing the diamond by the ghost of a priest. • #historicaldiamonds #diamonds #orlovdiamond #hometownjeweler

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