Famous Diamonds of the World
The diamond Hope is among the best known diamonds in the world. The Hope diamond was originally a flat, rather, blocks 110-carat rough. The Hope diamond was originally a flat 110-carat rough. It was cut to become a 45.52 carat blue diamond and is currently on display at the Smithsonian.
The largest green diamond in the world weighing at 40.70 carats is the Dresden Green. It is very distinguished from other color diamonds. The historic, les grandes and natural green color with a slight harmonic blue makes the Dresden Green diamond a virtually invaluable gemstone.
The Conde Pink is a pear-shaped and weighs 9.01-carat. It was owned by Louis XIII.
Found as a beautiful canary-yellow octahedron diamond, the Tiffany yellow diamond weighs 287.42 carats in the rough (metric). It was discovered in 1877 in South Africa. After cutting, the precious stone boast an extraordinary weight of 128.54 carats. Until recently, it was the biggest walleye in the world and is showcased at New York City
Source: Fancy Color Yellow Diamonds Beginner’s Guide – Beyond4cs.com
The Koh-I-Noor (Mountain of Light) is now part of the British crown jewels. This diamond weighs 105.60 carats. First mentioned in 1304, it is said to have been part of Shah Jehan’s famous peacock throne as one of the peacocks eyes.
The Agra is classified as a natural color fancy light pink and weighed 32.34 carats. In 1990 it was sold for about $6.9 million .Since that sale, it was changed to a cushion shape and weighed about 28.15 carats.
Cut to the shape of the pear is the Transvaal Blue. This blue diamond weighs 25 carats and was found in Premier diamond mine in the Transvaal, South Africa.
In the summer of 1963 the Great Chrysanthemum was discovered. The 198.28-carat fancy brown diamond appeared to be a light color of honey in its raw state. However, after cutting, it took on a rich gold brown color, with overtones of Sienna and burnt orange.
The Taylor-Burton diamond is a pear-shaped 69.42 carats of diamonds. Cartier New York bought the diamond at an auction in 1969 and renamed it “Cartier”. The following day, Richard Burton bought the diamond for Elizabeth Taylor and he renamed the diamond as “Taylor-Burton”.
In 1978, Elizabeth Taylor put the diamond for sale. Each potential buyer had to pay $2500 just to view this rare diamond. The “entrance fee” amount was to cover the cost of showing it. Finally, in June 1979, the diamond was sold for nearly $3 million.