The Kahn Canary Diamond

By 10.01 September 20th, 2018 No Comments

The Kahn Canary is very rare in comparison to other precious stones and diamonds due to its flawless state. Because of its bright surface and natural triangular pillow shape, the diamond has remained uncut.

The Kahn canary diamond was discovered by George Stepp of Carthage in the Crater of Diamonds State Park, close to Murfreesboro, Arkansas in 1977, the Kahn Canary is known as the unnofficial symbol of the state.  The diamond which today still remains uncut is a flawless, natural triangular pillow shaped with deep yellow colour.  It was sold by Stepp to Stan Kahn of Kahn Jewelers who is still the owner of the diamond.

This incredibly rare stone was bought and named by Stan Kahn of Kahn Jewlers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The diamond was lend to Hillary Clinton to wear at her husband’s inaugurals, both as Governor of Arkansas, and as President of the United States.

The Diamond is currently mounted in a custom-designed ring as seen in the image below.

kahn canary diamonds
The Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only publicly-owned diamond site where visitors may search for diamonds and other gems and keep what they find, regardless of the value of the stone. It is one of the state’s bigger tourist attractions.  The 36½ acre search area is the weather-beaten surface of a craton,  an old volcanic pipe and besides diamonds, other precious and semi-precious stones are found within the volcanic matrix such as garnet, amethyst, jasper, agate and quartz.


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