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Van Moppes Diamond

The Van Moppes diamond, which has 58 facets (traditional number), is a very small diamond. It was created in 1949 and took four months to finish. It was lost 16 times, and recovered each time by burning all the dust collected from the floor with gasoline, leaving the diamond. Since it is too small to see with the unaided eye unless conditions are just right, it comes with a microscope to see it, which has a magnification of 630 times. It was once sent to America to be seen on television, but customs held it for two months, until after the show was to be filmed, because they could not manage to assign a value to it.

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