9 Most Famous Diamonds In The World
For centuries, diamonds have been treasured, loved, hated, and desired all around the world. Diamonds have helped shape the history of the world. Many tales, stories, facts and events are weaved around these marvels of nature. Following are the 9 most famous diamonds in history of mankind
Uncut weight 3150 carat is the largest carbonado and largest rough diamond ever found. Found in 1895.
2. CULLINAN DIAMOND
Discovered in 1905, the Cullinan is, at 3106.75 carats (621.35 g), the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found. It was cut into 105 diamonds including the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, 530.2 carats (106.04 g), and the Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, 317.4 carats (63.48 g), both of which are now part of the British Crown Jewels. The third largest stone obtained from Cullinan is Cullinan III, or Lesser Star of Africa, with a weight of 94.4 carats and is also part of the British crown jewels British Royal family. No longer mounted in any of the crowns, it is frequently worn in combination with Cullinan IV as a brooch.
3. GRAFF LESEDI LA RONA
A 302.37 carat D color high-clarity emerald cut diamond. It is the main stone cut from the Lesedi La Rona, bought by Graff in 2017 and cut in 2019. The cutting of the rough stone also produced 66 smaller stones. According to Graff, the stone is the “largest highest clarity, highest color diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)”.
4. EXCELSIOR DIAMOND
The largest known diamond in the world prior to the Cullinan at 970 carats (194 g), it was later cut into 10 pieces of various sizes (13–68 carats).
5. STAR OF SIERRA LEONE
Uncut weight 968.9 carats, it was cut into smaller pieces, the largest of which is 53.96 carats (10.792 g).
6. LESOTHO LEGEND
Uncut weight 910 carats and the largest diamond yet found at the Letšeng mine. Sold in March 2018 for $40 million to an unknown buyer in Antwerp, Belgium.
7. INCOMPARABLE DIAMOND
Uncut weight 890 carats. A brownish-yellow diamond of 407.48 carats (81.496 g) cut from an 890 carat (178 g) rough diamond of the same name – it appeared on eBay in 2002. Internally Flawless clarity. Several other smaller diamonds were also cut from the crystal.
Uncut weight of 793 carats. A 105.6 carat (21.6 g) white of South Asian origin, with a long and turbulent history and a good deal of legend surrounding it. After belonging to Kakatiya, Delhi Sultante, Mughal, Persian, Afghan and Sikh rulers, it was surrendered in the 1849 Treaty of Lahore to Queen Victoria. It was recut from 191 ct to its current size and was part of the Crown of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, until her death in 2002. It is now on display in the Jewel House at the Tower of London.
Uncut weight 780 carats. Fabled 280-carat (56 g) mogul-cut diamond, now lost, although presumed by historians to have been re-cut as the Orlov.
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