dres·den green di·a·mond | ˈdrez-dən grēn dī-(ə-)mənd
A 41 carat natural green diamond of unknown origin, which is thought to have been discovered in India
The Dresden Green Diamond is a well known diamond of mysterious progeny that has a unique apple green color, derived from natural exposure to radioactive materials. The stone was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2019 at the time of the Dresden heist. Thieves made naway with €1 billion in royal jewelry from Dresden Castle. This 41 carat diamond is thought to have originated in India and is believed to be internally flawless. Dating back to 1722, the diamond has changed hands several times, including time spent in New York, London, Dresden, and Moscow. In 2000, it was displayed at the Smithsonian alongside the Hope Diamond, the largest blue diamond in the world.