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Famous Diamonds

A famous diamond is an especially large diamond whose weight surpasses the average of those that are usually found around the world. Often times, these rare stones also feature a distinctive color and pristine clarity, making the diamonds all the more unique.

 

Agra Diamond

The Agra Diamond is the fifth-largest pink diamond in the world and dates back to the 15th century India. The Agra Diamond now weighs 28.15 carats, but previously weighed at least 41 carats

Beau Sancy Diamond

The Beau Sancy Diamond has been in the possession of several different royal families. Since 2012 the Beau Sancy Diamond has been owned by an anonymous collector.

Centenary Diamond

Centenary Diamond
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 The Centenary Diamond

The Centenary Diamond is the third-largest diamond ever recovered from De Beers’ Premier mine in South Africa. Mined in 1986, the stone weighed 599 carats in its rough form.  The Centenary Diamond is now a heart-shaped diamond of 273.85 carats with an unprecedented 247 facets

Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan Diamond is the largest rough diamond ever to have been discovered. Its weight was 3106 carats, the equivalent of 621 grams. The Cullinan Diamond was cut into three large pieces, nine smaller pieces and 92 small diamonds

Cullinan Heritage

The 507-carat Cullinan Heritage Diamond was discovered at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan Mine in South Africa comparatively recently, in 2009. In February 2010, the Cullinan Heritage Diamond set a record price for a rough diamond when it was sold at auction for $35.3 million

Darya-i-Noor Diamond

 

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 The Darya-i-Noor Diamond

The Darya-i-Noor is one of the largest diamonds known in the world and at 186 carats is by far the largest pink diamond in existence.  In 1642, the French jeweler Jean Baptiste Tavernier visited India and wrote about a pale pink diamond that weighed over 400 carats. Researchers believe that the stone was eventually cleaved in two - the larger section being the Darya-i-Noor Diamond

De Beers Diamond

The 228.5-carat De Beers Diamond is the world’s seventh-largest cut diamond and the second-largest faceted yellow diamond. The De Beers Diamond was discovered in the De Beers mine in March 1888 and weighed over 400 carats in its rough form, making it the second-largest gem quality diamond ever discovered at that date

 

Eureka Diamond

The Eureka Diamond is credited with being the first diamond discovered in South Africa. In 1867, the Cape Colony’s premier mineralogist declared the Eureka to be the first diamond discovered in South Africa. The Eureka Diamond said to weigh either 21.25 carats or 24 carats in its rough form was then valued at £800

Golden Jubilee Diamond

 

Golden Jubilee Diamond
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 The Golden Jubilee Diamond

The Golden Jubilee Diamond was discovered in De Beers’ Premier Mine in South Africa in 1986 and is the eighth-largest gem-quality diamond ever unearthed. In its rough form, the Fancy Yellow Brown diamond weighed 755.50 carats. The Golden Jubilee Diamond is now part of Thailand’s crown jewels and is displayed at the Royal Museum at Bangkok’s Pimammek Golden Temple

Graff Pink Diamond

The 24.78 carat Graff Pink Diamond once held the impressive record for the stone that sold for the highest amount after it earned $45.6 million at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva in November 2010

Great Mogul Diamond

The Great Mogul Diamond was the largest diamond ever found in India. It is also called the Disappearing Diamond, as no one knows its true fate. Discovered in 1650, the 787-carat rough stone was found in India's Golconda mines, near the Krishna River in Hyderabad. The Great Mogul Diamond was lost in the late 1740s following the assassination of its owner, Nader Shah

Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond weighing 45.52 carats, is considered one of the most famous diamonds in the world. It is commonly believed that the Blue Hope was once part of the Tavernier Diamond, a famous blue diamond weighing 112 carats, which was named after the French trader who brought it from India to Europe in 1642

Jacob Diamond

At over 187 carats, the rectangular cushion-sut Jacob Diamond is said to be either the fifth or seventh largest polished diamond in the world. The Jacob Diamond is believed to be worth over US$150 million

Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor is one of the oldest diamonds on earth with a documented history, and many books have been written about its fascinating and bloody history. Currently part of the British Crown Jewels, the Koh-i-Noor originally weighed 186 carats when it was presented to Queen Victoria

Millennium Star Diamond

The Millennium Star Diamond – the center of De Beers Millennium Jewels collection – was mined in Zaire in 1990 and weighed 777 carats in its rough form, making it the sixth-largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered. In its final form, the Millennium Star weighs 203.04 carats

Moussaieff Red Diamond

The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a Fancy Red 5.11 carat red diamond worth an estimated $7 million. The Moussaieff Red Diamond is among the top ten most expensive diamonds in the world.

Orlov Diamond

The Orlov Diamond, a 189.62-carat bluish-white stone, is one of the outstanding pieces of the Russian Imperial Jewel collection. The Orlov Diamond’s distinctive cut, as well as the diamond's color and clarity, make it almost certain that it originated from India's famous Golconda mines

Regent

The Regent Diamond is a 140.64-carat cushion-shaped D color, Internally Flawless diamond with a bluish fluorescence. It is the seventh-largest D color diamond in the world. The Regent Diamond has belonged to the Louvre since 1887

Star of Sierra Leone Diamond

The Star of Sierra Leone Diamond was discovered in 1972 and weighed a massive 969 carats - making it the third largest diamond found underground. The Star of Sierra Leone Diamond has been cut into a number of stones.

Strawn-Wagner Diamond

The Strawn-Wagner Diamond is regarded as the world's only perfect diamond. It is notable not only for its perfe, but for the fact that it wasn't actually mined. The diamond was discovered in 1990 at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas – the world's only publicly owned diamond prospecting site

 

Taylor Burton Diamond

If there is one gem whose history is intimately entwined with the events of the 20th century, it is the infamous Taylor Burton Diamond

 

Tiffany Yellow Diamond
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 The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

Tiffany Yellow Diamond

At 128.54 carats, the Tiffany Yellow Diamond is the world's second-largest Canary Yellow diamond. The cushion-cut Tiffany Yellow Diamond features an unusual number of facets: 48 on the pavilion and 40 on the three-stepped crown, as well as table facets and an arrangement of facets that radiate out from the diamond's culet in a star shape

Uncle Sam Diamond

The Uncle Sam Diamond is the largest diamond ever discovered in the United States. The Uncle Sam Diamond was uncovered by Sam Basham.

 

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