I was meaning more the bottom stone in her diamond necklace. It's not dangling like a regular pendant would but the pendant could be clasped to a diamond chain. It's hard to tell with the paint. What I meant was, does the central diamond of the necklace look large enough to be 33 carats?
And here's another with the crown and with the same necklace again. Would the bottom pendant diamond be the right size to be the Carlotta diamond at 33 carats?
Yes, that's the crown. I found another painting of her wearing the same crown by a different painter, but no information on the crown itself.
I'm Kevin Andrew Murphy. I'm a published author and sometimes I use famous gemstones in my stories.
Right now I'm researching the Maximilian and Carlotta diamonds and also Carlotta's crown, as seen in a couple of her portraits.
Do any photographs or paintings exist of the Maximilian and Carlotta diamonds, both the stones and the settings? Also, does anyone know the fate of Carlotta's crown and also possibly details on its manufacture?