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I hope everyone was able to get the items they were looking for today, on Black Friday. I know some of you started late Thursday evening and lasted throughout Friday.

Based on the Wikipedia article, the Tiffany & Co. Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered. In its rough form, it weighed, 287.42 carats (57.484 g) and was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54 carats (25.708 g) with 90 facets.

In 1879, the Tiffany & Co. firm in Paris acquired the diamond and was given to 23 year old gemologist George Frederick Kunz, who studied the gem for a year before beginning to cut it.

Charles Tiffany originally purchased the rough diamond for 18,000 in 1878. I was unable to find a recent estimated value for this diamond, but in 1983 it was valued at 12,000,000.

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