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Sherman Diamond

The William Sherman Diamond is one of five pendants from a diamond necklace. The necklace was a gift from the khedive of Egypt to Civil War General William Sherman for his daughter's wedding in 1865. The necklace was subsequently divided among his three daughters. The pendant has an 8.52-carat pear shaped diamond surrounded by 17 round diamonds, graduating in size. It was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Cecilia McCallum Bolin in memory of her mother, Mary Sherman McCallum.

Image Number: 95-40416
Catalog Number: G9864
Weight: 8.52 carats
Gift of Cecilia McCallum Bolin in memory of her mother, Mary Sherman McCallum , 1987

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