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The Best Gems of All Time The Black Orlov Diamond

The Black Orlov Diamond

Another diamond that is supposedly cursed. A monk in India allegedly plucked it from the eye of an idol of Brahma. Ever since, some people say it has caused "violent death" to the owners, many of whom jumped  to their ends in what were deemed suicides. It was last seen on display in 2005 at the Natural History Museum's "Diamonds" exhibition in London and now belongs to an anonymous private collector.