Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend and they have fascinated the world over since their discovery. Familiarise yourself with five of the most valuable and expensive diamonds in the world and let yourself dream if only…
Most Valuable Diamond #1 – Koh-I-Noor
Koh-I-Noor is a Persian expression meaning Mountain of Light. This diamond was at one time considered to be the largest in the world being a 105 carat and 21.6 gram diamond. It measured 36; 31.90.13.04 mm. While it has travelled around the world, this priceless diamond was found in Golconda, which is situated in the Andhra Pradesh area of India and was therefore owned by several Persian and Mughal and Sih rulers depending who was on the winning side at the time. In present day the Koh-I-Noor is property of the British Crown and is currently being showcased in the HM Tower of London for anyone to see in all its glory.
Most Valuable Diamond #2 – The Sancy Diamond
This diamond is also estimated at a value that is priceless. Found within the boarders of India, it is a diamond of pale yellow characteristics and is particularly renowned for having been in the possession of the Great Moguls. The Sancy Diamond became the very first large diamond of its kind that was cut with symmetrical facets. The Sancy Diamond is 11.05 grams and 55.23 carat and can be viewed in the Louvre, Paris among the French Crown Jewels.
Most Valuable Diamond #3 – The Cullinan
The Cullinan has become famous around the world for being the largest rough diamond of gem quality to be found anywhere in the world. It stayed the largest diamond in the world until 1985 when the Golden Jubilee was found from the same premier mine. The Cullinan is 621.35 grams and is 3. 106, 75 carats being valued at around $400 Million.
Most Valuable Diamond #4 – The Hope Diamond
Being valued at around $350 Million, this large and impressive diamond has a blue appearance when look at through the naked eye but will illuminate red phosphor when examined under ultraviolet rays. It weighs around 9.10 grams and is 45.52 carats and can now be found in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History within Washington DC.
Most Valuable Diamond #5 – De Beers Centenary Diamond
This particular diamond became famous for being classified as a D level diamond by the Gemological Institute of America for making the highest grade as an internally and externally flawless and colourless diamond and is valued at around $100 Million. Weighing at 54.77 grams and 273.85 carats, this is the third largest diamond sourced by the De Beers Premier Mine.