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London | JewelryMarch 9, 2013

Top 10 Diamomds in the World

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Diamond is the most precious stone in the whole world and it is most loved jewelry item that any women would like to wear and it is their best friend. Diamonds of various qualities with their unique beauty admires them and it also reflect persons wealth, so more expensive the diamond someone owns means that person is more wealthier and gives the owner a sense of pride and luxury as well as satisfaction and honor. The best quality diamonds comes from all over the world and one of the most interesting fact lies in history about some of the rare diamonds that were one of their kinds. Today I will show you the 10 best and most expensive diamonds in the world in decreasing order.

# 1 - Kohinoor

Unestimated

Top of the list of most expensive diamonds in the world is the incredible Kohinoor diamond which means "Mountain of Light" from the Persian, also spelled Koh-e Noor or Koh-i-Nur is 105 carats or 21.6 g diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world and is considered as the most precious stone. It was also said that he who owns this diamond will own the world. It is believed to be discovered from Golconda, India during 1300s and then it was owned by various kings and rulers for hundreds of years, who went on wars to get this diamond in their possession. Then the British took over the east India and it then became part of the British Crown Jewels and still owned by British Royal family.

# 2 - The Sancy Diamond

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At number two is the Sancy, a pear shaped pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carat and weighs 11.05 g, this gemstone believed to be discovered from Golconda in India around 1400s and was belonged to various Indian rulers including the famous ancient Great Mogul. Sancy is one of first large diamonds that were cut into symmetrical facets. This diamond has a great value because of its diverse history of more than six hundred years and because of being one of the most famous diamonds in the world.

# 3 - The Cullinan Diamond

$400 Millions

At number three is the Cullinan diamond which was discovered in 1905 from Premier Mine of South Africa and is the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found, which is measured to be 3,106.75 carats and 621.35 g. This large diamond was then cut into 9 smaller diamond pieces from which the largest polished diamond was named Cullinan I or First Star of Africa, and the 530.2 carats and 106.0 g, which I is now mounted on the head with a stick Cross. Second largest part is Cullinan II or the Little Star of Africa, at 317.4 carats or 63.5 g which is fourth largest diamond in the world.

# 4 - The Hope Diamond

$350 Millions

Number four in the list is Hope Diamond which is a large blue diamond, measured to be 45.52 carat and weighs 9.10 g. It is on display at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Hope Diamond is considered as the most famous gemstone because it is the largest blue diamond in the world. This diamond is classified as Type IIb diamonds, which has DC-blue to the naked eye, and is famous for being a curse for it owners in history. Smithsonian Museum gained popularity of displaying great gemstones and the main reason for it to be successful is having the Hope diamond as part of its collection.

# 5 - De Beers Centenary Diamond

$100 Millions

At number five is the De Beers Centenary Diamond that has 273. 85 carat and weighs 54. 77 g which is the third largest diamond has been discovered from the Premier Mine and was introduced in May 1991 and later given a 247 facets to give it the amazing look. This diamond has level D color which is considered as the highest grade colorless diamond being internally and externally flawless. This highest grade of being colorless is rarely found makes the diamond to display the light colors of it's surrounding environment.

# 6 - The Steinmetz Pink

$25 Millions

At number six in the most expensive diamonds in the world comes the Steinmetz Pink which is a fancy vivid pink color diamond weighing 59.60 carat and 11.92 g, which is considered as the finest and world's largest diamond in vivid pink color and was was introduced in Monaco on May 29, 2003. This diamond is believed to be discovered from South Africa and considered as one of the rare diamonds because of its clarity and being internally flawless.

# 7 - Wittelsbach Diamond

$23.4 Millions

 Seventh in the list is Wittelsbach Diamond which is also known as Der Blaue Wittelsbacher is 35.56 carats and weighs 7.11 g blue diamond with VS 2 clarity. Measured to be 24.40 mm in diameter and 8.29 mm in depth and 82 facet to give a great pattern. It has become part of both Austria and Bavaria, the Crown jewels. On December 10th, 2008 this diamond was sold at a Christies in London for 16.4 million pounds, or $23.4 million, and was bought by Laurence Graff who is a London based Jeweler.

# 8 - The Heart of Eternity

$16 Millions

 At number eight is the Heart of Eternity is a diamond with fancy vivid blue in heart shape which features 27.64 carats and weighs 5.528 g which is believed to be found from Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. This diamond was crafted by the Steinmetz Group, who later sold this diamond to the De Beers Group. One of the interesting fact about these blue color diamonds is that they are considered as the most expensive diamonds as they stay in great demand costs extremely high which could cost above half a million per carat.

# 9 - The Moussaieff Red Diamond

$7 Millions

At number nine in the list is the Moussaieff Red. This diamond was discovered by a Brazillian farmer from a river in 1990, it featued 13.9 carat and weighs 2.78g. Then the diamond was purchased and further crafted by Goldberg Diamond Corp and changed the name to Red Shield. Now it is owned by Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd with a size of 5.11 carat and weighs 1.022 g by cutting a triangular brilliant given a color as Fancy Red making it one of the best red color diamond in the world. Due to its beauty and being attractive, it was display in different exhibitions that includes The Heart of Eternity, The Splendor of Diamonds, and De Beers Millennium Star.

# 10 - The Allnatt Diamond

$3 Millions

Number ten in the list of most expensive diamonds is the Allnatt diamond which is a cushion cut diamond in vivid yellow color with the size of 101.29 carat and weighs 20.258 g. This diamond is famous by name of Allnatt who found this diamond, it is not sure how and from where he get it, some experts believe that he found it from De Beers Premier Diamond Mine. Further work was done on the diamond and its intensity was enhanced. This diamond was resold at an auction in May 1996 by Christie's in Geneva for $3,043,496 with 102.07 carat and weighs 20.41 g, it was bought by Siba Corporation who further work on the diamond successfully made it look even better.
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