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The Rarest and the Most Expensive Diamonds in the World

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While we all know that a dog is a man’s best friend, the diamond has been associated with being a woman’s best friend. Not only that, it is also said to be one of the most expensive items known to man. After all, it isn’t just a Carbon Rock, real diamonds, ideally are a minimum of 1 Billion years old, and can be up to 3.30 Billion years old. That is almost as old as the earth! It is no surprise then that diamonds are the most precious of all items available to us earthlings. Here is a list of the most expensive diamonds in the world, how much they are worth and how big they are.

 

1. The Allnatt Diamond: 

This diamond is named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, one of the first known holders of the diamond way back in 1950, prior to which the diamond was relatively unknown.
Price:
$ 3 Million
Size:  101. 29 carats (20.258 gms)
Color: Fancy Vivid Yellow (formerly Fancy Intense Yellow)

Allnatt Diamond

 

2. The Moussaieff Red Diamond:

Formerly known as “Red Shield Diamond”, the Moussaieff Red Diamond is the world’s largest known red diamond. It is named after Shlomo Moussaieff, a jewellery merchant based in London.
Price: $ 20 Million
Size: 5.11 Carats (1.022 gms)
Color: Fancy Red

MoussaieffL Red Diamond

 

3. The Heart of Eternity Diamond: 

The Heart of Eternity is among the rarest cuts of colored diamonds and was cut by the Steinmetz Group, who owned the world famous diamond before it was sold to the De Beers Group. It is rumored to have been piurchased by Floyd Mayweather.
Price: $ 16 Million
Size: 27.64 carats (5.528 gms)
Color: Fancy Vivid Blue

The heart of eternity diamond

 

4. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond: 

The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is a deep-blue diamond and this diamond is among the many historic diamonds that originated in India (Guntur, Andhra Pradesh). It has known to be in demand since 1722 and has been passed down by the Austrian as well as Bavarian royalty.
Price: $ 80 Million
Size: 31.06 carats (6.212 gms)
Color: Fancy Deep Blue

Wittelsbach Diamond

 

5. The Pink Star (Steinmetz Pink): 

A find of the De Beers Company in 1999, The Pink Star is one of the largest known diamonds in the world and as its first cut was made by the Steinmeitz Group, it was called the Steinmeitz Pink until it was purchased by Isaac Wolf who renamed it to The Pink Star.
Price: $ 83.2 Million
Size:
 59.60 carats (11.920 gms)
Color: Fancy Vivid Pink

SteinmetzLg pink diamond

 

6. De Beers Centenary Diamond: 

The Centenary Diamond is the third largest diamond to have been recovered from the Premier mine. The Centenary Diamond is the largest top-color diamond ever found and hence is a prestigious and regal precious stone. It is the baby of the De Beers Company.
Price: $ 90 Million
Size: 273.85 carats (54.770 gms)
Color: Colorless / Transparent

De Beers Centenary Diamond

 

7. The Hope Diamond:

Another famous diamond from the mines of India, The Hope Diamond is one of the most controversial diamonds in the world and is known to have a curse to it, just like the Kohinoor Diamond and the Orloff Damond. It is also known to be one of the most famous precious stones in the world.
Price: $ 200 – 250 Million
Size: 45.52 carats (9.104 gms)
Color: Fancy Dark Grayish Blue

The hope diamonds

 

8. The Cullinan Diamond:

Found in 1905, The Cullinan Diamond is known as the Star of Africa and is largest polished White Diamond in the world and adorns the Sovereign Sceptre with Cross.
Price: $ 400 million
Size:
 3,106.75 Carats (621.350 gms)
Color: White

The Cullinan Diamond

 

9. The Sancy Diamond :

Once part of the Mughal’s jewellery cabinet, The Sancy Diamond is a pale yellow diamond that goes back to 1570 AD. It has a very colorful past, having been exchanged he hands of dukes and kings. It was also famously worn, stolen and misplaced, as well as in a man’s stomach at one point, and it was even once part of the Louvre.

Price: Not Specified
Size:
 55.23 carat (11.046 gms)
Color: Pale Yellow

Sancy Diamond

 

10. Kohinoor :

Kohinoor is besides being one of the largest diamonds in the world, by far, the most prestigious diamond in the world. Having exchanged hands among aristocrats from India numerous times to adorning the Crown Jewels of the British Monarchy, the diamond is said to be cursed as well the most sought after precious stone in the world.
Price: Not Specified
Size:
105.602 carats (21.1204 gms)
Color: Colorless / Transparent

Kohinoor Diamond

 

 

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