On May 13, 2009, the United States Marshals Service, Northern District of Ohio Office (USMS) took custody of a 43.51 carat Flawless Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond. The USMS had the diamond appraised by a certified professional gemological appraiser to provide a description and determine the value of the diamond. The USMS also researched the provenance to determine authenticity of the diamond. Based on the research and findings the USMS has determined the following:
Cut - Fair
Color - Fancy Intense Yellow
Clarity - Internally Flawless (IF)
Texture - Crystal, very very slight internal graining, moderate stress
Enhancements - None
Certification - GIA-GTL Colored Diamond Grading Report #15154097/Bar Code 210511555920, dated June 8, 2011.
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This is pursuant to a Final Order of Forfeiture dated March 11, 2011.
A Master Gemologist Appraiser has thoroughly researched the provenance of this diamond; reviewing all available documents regarding known stolen historic diamonds. At this time there is no evidence that links this diamond to any known stolen or missing diamonds in the United States or abroad.