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Top 10 Most Expensive Diamonds in the WorldTop 10 Most Expensive Diamonds in the World
Every woman in the world want to own one of these most expensive diamonds in the world. Diamonds from various kinds and color is one of the sign of wealthy. Owning expensive and rare diamonds is someone’s pride. Expensive diamond come from various countries. It can be from south Africa, India or Europe. So here We talk about 10 most expensive diamonds in the world. Here’s the list:
10. The Allnatt Diamond : $ 3 Millions
The Allnatt Diamond is a diamond with the size of 101.29 carat (20.258 g) with a cushion cut. Rated in color as Fancy Vivid Yellow by the Gemological Institute of America.This diamond is named after one of the holders, Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, a soldier, sportsman, art patron and supporter. Although not known exactly where Allnatt get this diamond, but many experts believe that it may be found in what is now known as the De Beers Premier Diamond Mine.
Allnatt origins are not known before the purchase of diamonds by Major Allnatt in early 1950s. After buying this diamond, he commissioned Cartier to make arrangements for the final setting to form a platinum flower with five petals, two stems and leaves, all arranged by diamond. The Allnatt is resold at auction in May 1996 by Christie’s in Geneva for $ 3,043,496 U.S. At the time of sale in Allnatt is 102.07 carat (20.41 g). and assessed Fancy Intense Yellow. After the sale to Siba Corporation, a diamond is cut into the heavy again today and the intensity increased as a result.
The Allnatt Diamond
9. The Moussaieff Red Diamond : $ 7 Millions
The Moussaieff Red is displayed as part of the Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamonds” exhibition, in addition to the De Beers Millennium Star and The Heart of Eternity.
Moussaieff Red is reported to have been discovered by a Brazilian farmer in Abaetezinho river in 1990, in an area known as Alto Paranaiba who had a reputation as a great source of beautiful and colorful diamond.Roughly, it was believed to be 13. 9 carats (2. 78 g).
Diamond was purchased and cut by the William Goldberg Diamond Corp.and named the Red Shield. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd. Rated in color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Moussaieff Red Diamond is a diamond the size of 5. 11 carat (1. 022 g) by cutting a triangular brilliant (sometimes called trilliant trillion or cut), given a color as Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. Although this may seem relatively small when compared to other famous diamonds, the Moussaieff Red is, in fact, the largest Fancy Red the GIA reports having value.
The Moussaieff Red Diamond
8. The Heart of Eternity : $16 Millions
The Heart of Eternity is a diamond measuring 27.64 carats (5.528 g). The color assessed as “Fancy Vivid Blue” by the Gemological Institute of America. The Heart of Eternity was cut by the Steinmetz Group, who has a diamond before selling to the De Beers Group.
The Heart of Eternity is a member of very rare colored diamonds. Found in the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. Blue (Type IIb) diamonds is less than 0.1% of the output from the Premier mine, which is the only mine in the world produce this blue diamond. From the ten colored diamonds that attract the highest bids, six out of ten were blue diamond, rating values as high as $ 550,000 to $ 580,000 per carat ($ 2750-2900 / mg).
The Heart of Eternity
7. Wittelsbach Diamond : $ 16.4 Millions
Wittelsbach Diamond is also known as Der Blaue Wittelsbacher is 35.56 carat (7.11 g) blue diamond with VS 2 clarity. It has been appreciated by European aristocracy for centuries. It has become part of both Austria and Bavaria, the Crown jewels.
Color and clarity have been compared with the Hope Diamond. Diamond size 24.40 mm in diameter and 8.29 mm in depth. Facet 82 has been arranged in an atypical pattern. Stars in terms of crown divided vertically and the pavilion has sixteen needle-like facets, arranged in pairs, pointing outward from the culet terms.
6. The Steinmetz Pink : $ 25 Millions
The Steinmetz Pink is the diamond weighing 59.60 carat (11.92 grams), the color defined as Fancy Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. The Steinmetz Pink is the largest known diamond has been given Vivid Pink. As a result of the scarcity of this extraordinary diamonds, the Steinmetz Group took careful 20 months to cut the Pink. It was introduced in Monaco on May 29, 2003, in a public ceremony.
The Steinmetz Pink
5. De Beers Centenary Diamond: $ 100 Millions
De Beers Centenary Diamond has 273. 85 carat (54. 77 g) weight. It’s the third largest diamond has been produced in the Premier Mine. The Centenary Diamond is rated as a level D color by Gemological Institute of America, which is the highest grade diamond is colorless and internally and externally flawless. Centenary Diamond was named as shown in the rough for Centennial.The Centenary Diamond was introduced formally in May 1991.
De Beers Centenary Diamond
4. The Hope Diamond : $350 Millions
Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52 carat (9.10 g), housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Hope Diamond exhibits DC-blue to the naked eye due to a trace amount of boron in the crystal structure, but exhibits a red phosphor under ultraviolet light. It is classified as Type IIb diamonds, and is famous for being a curse.
The Hope diamond
3. The Cullinan : $ 400 Millions
The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carat (621.35 g). Largest polished stone named Cullinan I or the First Star of Africa, and the 530.2 carats (106.0 g) is the largest diamond in the world until the year 1985 the discovery of the Golden Jubilee Diamond, 545.67 carat (109.13 g), also from the Premier Mine. Cullinan I is now mounted on the head with a stick Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Little Star of Africa, at 317.4 carats (63.5 g), is the fourth largest diamond in the world. The second jewel in the Crown Jewels of the British Empire.
2. The Sancy Diamond : Unestimated
The Sancy, a pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carat (11.05 g), once belonged to famous ancient Great Mogul, but more likely from India who was cut because of the unusual with Western standards.
Shield shaped stone consists of two back-to-back crowns (the typical upper stone) but does not have any resemblance to a pavilion (the bottom of the stone, under the belt or the middle of the body).
The Sancy diamond
1. Kohinoor : Unestimated
Kohinoor which means “Mountain of Light” from the Persian, also spelled Koh-e Noor or Koh-i-Nur is 105 carats (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The Kohinoor originated at Golconda in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is owned by various Sikh, Mughal and Persian rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and win the war damage time and again. After completely ignoring the Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s will was eventually confiscated by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli declared Empress of India Queen Victoria in 1877. This is the legend that anyone who has a Koh-i-Noor ruled the world. Possible condemnation associated with ownership of the diamond dates back to the Hindu texts relating to the first confirmed appearance of the diamond in 1306.
KOH I NOOR