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Moussaieff Red Diamond

Moussaieff Red Diamond – Most Expensive Diamonds

The Moussaieff Red Diamond (formerly known as the Red Shield Diamond) is a diamond measuring 5.11 carats (1.022 g) with a triangular brilliant cut (sometimes called a trillion or a trilliant cut), rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. It is the world’s largest known red diamond, the rarest of …

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Jacob Diamond

The Jacob Diamond – Most Expensive Diamonds

The Jacob Diamond, also known as the Imperial or Victoria Diamond, is a colorless Golconda diamond ranked as the fifth-biggest polished diamond in the world. The last Nizam of the Hyderabad State, Mir Osman Ali Khan, found the diamond in the toe of the shoe of his father (Mahboob Ali Khan) at Chowmahalla Palace and …

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Wittelsbach-graff-diamond

The Wittelsbach Graff Diamond – Most Expensive Diamonds

The Wittelsbach Graff Diamond is a 31.06-carat (6.212 g) deep-blue diamond with internally flawless clarity. Laurence Graff purchased the Wittelsbach Diamond in 2008 for £16.4 million. In 2010, Graff revealed he had had the diamond cut by three diamond cutters to remove flaws. The diamond was now more than 4 carats (800 mg) lighter and …

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orlov diamond

Orlov Diamond – Most Expensive Diamonds

The Orlov Diamond (sometimes spelled Orloff) is a large diamond of Indian origin, currently displayed as a part of the Diamond Fund collection of Moscow’s Kremlin Armoury. It is described as having the shape and proportions of half a chicken’s egg. In 1774, it was encrusted into the Imperial Sceptre of Russian Empress Catherine the …

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paragon diamond

Paragon Diamond – Most Famous Diamonds

A paragon diamond is a perfect diamond — flawless and without inclusions. In the 16th century, a mass of 12 carats (2.4 g) was sufficient to qualify for this designation, but today the threshold lies at 100 carats (20 g). The largest flawless diamond in the world is known as The Paragon, a D-color gem …

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golden jubilee diamond

The Golden Jubilee Diamond – Most Famous Diamonds

The Golden Jubilee Diamond, a 545.67 carat (109.13 g) brown diamond, is the largest cut and faceted diamond in the world. It outweighs the Cullinan I by 15.37 carats (3.07 g). The Golden Jubilee Diamond was discovered in the Premier Mine, which is also the origin of the Cullinan diamond (1905) and other notables such …

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dariya-i-noor-diamond

Daria-i-Noor Diamond – Most Expensive Diamonds

The Daria-i-Noor Diamond (Persian: دریای نور‎ which means “Sea of light” in Persian; (also spelled Darya-ye Noor) is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing an estimated 182 carats (36 g). Its colour, pale pink, is one of the rarest to be found in diamonds. The Daria-i-Noor is in the Iranian Crown …

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Taylor Burton Diamond

Taylor Burton Diamond – most expensive diamonds

Taylor Burton Diamond, a diamond weighing 68 carats (13.6 g), became notable in 1969 when it was purchased by actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Burton had previously been the under bidder when jeweler Cartier bought the diamond at auction for $1,050,000, setting a record price for a publicly sold jewel. Thousands of people in …

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Tiffany - a canary yellow diamond-most expensive diamonds

Tiffany- a canary yellow diamond – most expensive diamonds

Tiffany- a canary yellow diamond, is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered. Its carat weight was originally 287.42 carats (57.484 g) in the rough when discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa. It was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54 carats (25.108 g) with 82 facets—24 more than a …

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Pink-Star-Diamond

The Pink Star Diamond- World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

The Pink Star diamond, formerly known as the Steinmetz Pink, is a diamond weighing 59.60 carats (11.92 g), rated in color as Fancy Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. The Pink Star was mined by De Beers in 1999 in South Africa, and weighed 132.5 carat in the rough. The Pink Star is …

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