A one-of-a-kind natural diamond with the design of the Star of David has been discovered. The owner of the diamond wants his name kept away from the public eye. A relative of the owner, who moved to Israel in 1948, explained that diamond experts initially insisted that the jewel had to be man-made and that it was virtually impossible that it was a natural creation. Leading gemological groups, including those in Zurich and the United States, verified its authenticity.
Star of David Diamond
The story behind the discovery began during the financial crisis two years ago, when the diamond business was faltering. The raw material had been bought from a merchant in a country in South America approximately 10 years ago. During the crisis, when there was little work, hence the relative found work at a firm and was told to make diamonds from the bag of raw material that had been untouched.
The finished products brought in little money, but there were two stones still unpolished. Rejecting advice to simply sell the remaining raw material, the employer of the polisher was told to work on the last two diamonds. “I did it carefully, and I saw that in one of them there was a design of the Star of David,” the relative stated. “It was not clear in the beginning, but after polishing it again and again, it was clearer than ever.”
However, realizing the significance of the discovery, the owner wanted it used for Jewish purposes and gave Rabbi Cohen, founder of Hidabroot, exclusive use for revealing it, hoping it will help promote his book “HaTzofen”, the secrets behind the Hebrew language. The diamond “is not for sale” and will remain in a safe. Rabbi Cohen’s book includes a chapter on the Star of David and its significance in Judaism, noting that the six-pointed star represents the six days of Creation before the Sabbath.