Black Orlov - The black diamond has a mysterious beauty and attracts people at first sight, but it carries bad reputations and disasters for those who own it. Is the Black Orlov black diamond really cursed? Let's find out the answer with Cao Diamond in the article below!

The Indian diamond carries the power of Brahma

The Orlov black diamond was first found in India in the early 1800s. According to legend, the 195-carat diamond was stolen by a monk from the eye of the statue of Brahma. Brahma is the Creator, one of the three supreme gods in Hinduism. Hindus believe that anyone who possesses the Eye of Brahma will suffer a cruel death. Rumor has it, the monk who stole the Eye of Brahma was killed shortly after possessing it.

After that, the precious diamond wandered everywhere, passing through the hands of many wealthy owners and spreading scary and mysterious deaths to its owner.

Black Orlov is evidence for three thrilling suicides of the 20th century

After the monk thief was killed, it was unclear how this black diamond could leave India. Just know that, in 1932, a diamond dealer named JW Paris discovered it and brought it to America. Soon after taking possession of it, Mr. Paris's business took a turn for the worse, and he fell into a severe depression. He had to sell many assets, including this diamond. One year later, Mr. JW Paris jumped to his death from a building on Fifth Avenue in New York. Although this is certainly a true story that took place, Mr. JW Paris was a famous diamond merchant. If he committed suicide in central New York, it would certainly attract attention from the press. Yet not many newspapers wrote about his case.

After JW Paris, the black diamond went to two Russian princesses. Both of them escaped Russia to travel to Europe. The first was Princess Leonila Galitsine-Bariatinsky. The second person is Princess Nadezhda Petrovna Orlov. The black diamond was renamed Black Orlov after its new owner. In 1947, both princesses also jumped to their deaths. But, like everyone else, even their identity is somewhat suspicious for Princess Leonila Galitsine-Bariatinsky. The only person with this name died in 1918 in Switzerland, at the age of 102! Princess Nadezhda Petrovna Orlov. In the history of the Russian royal family, there is no record of such a princess.

Therefore, historians believe that the stories about the origin of the Black Orlov black diamond are somewhat fictional. It's unclear whether it actually causes the gruesome suicides rumored to occur.

Can the death curse be broken?

No matter what, this diamond has been judged by the world as a cursed diamond. The only way to change the public's perception of it is to break the curse.

The new owner of the Black Orlov black diamond, Mr. Charles Wilson bought the gem in the 1950s, he decided to cut it into three small pieces. The largest is today's Black Orlov black diamond, cut in a cushion shape, weighing 67.49 carats. It is unclear whose hands the remaining two pellets fell into. Most importantly, after that, there were no more recorded deaths related to the Black Orlov diamond. The centuries-old curse is broken.

It was not until 1990 that by chance these 3 pieces of gemstones were fully assembled at an auction in New York City, USA.

The mysterious black diamond seems to have had its evil curse broken. It was once displayed at the Natural History Museum in New York and the History Museum in London, England and was admired by many people.

Currently, a piece of Black Orlov weighing about 67.5 carats is mounted on a 124-diamond necklace, and was once worn by famous actress Felicity Huffman, star of the hit series "Desperate Housewives". ”, worn around his neck when attending the Oscars. And it is the beauty of this actress that makes this once-cursed black diamond so stunning

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