World’s top 7 costliest diamonds

World’s top 7 costliest diamonds- their origin and worth

Diamonds are forever and even when the owner may not continue living, the spellbinding shine of the diamond will never reduce to obscurity. For countless years, the costliest diamonds have become one of the trendiest compilations of the wealthy people as well as the kings. One of the most sought-after mining products happen to be a diamond. Since the beginning of times, human beings have forever been fascinated with these exquisite, mystified and unique objects. Here we present the list of the world’s top 7 costliest diamonds.

#7 The Moussaieff Red Diamond: $7 Million

Picture Courtesy: GIA The Moussaieff Red Diamond weighs 5.11 carats (1.022g) and has a triangular brilliant cut. It is rated as Fancy Red in color by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Although it is rather small in comparison with other costly diamonds, it is the largest Red Diamond in the world, recorded to date. This diamond originally weighed 13.9 carats (2.78 g) was discovered by a Brazilian farmer in 1990s. The Moussaieff diamond was produced and cut by the William Goldberg Diamond Corp. and lastly purchased by an Israeli Jewelry designer, Shlomo Moussaieff. The price of this diamond can go up to $7 million.

#6 Wittelsbach Diamond: $16.4 Million

Picture Courtesy: GIA The Wittelsbach diamond also known as Der Blaue Wittelsbacher is a 35.36 carat (7.11 g) blue diamond with VS 2 clarity. It has been cherished by the European aristocracy for centuries, and it came to be part of Austrian as well as Bavarian crown jewels, having color and clarity comparable to the Hope Diamond. It comes from the Golconda Mines, being discovered in 1600. Its initial owner was Philip IV of Spain. It was acquired in 2008 by the famous jeweler, Sir Laurence Graff, who claimed to have recut the diamond which now weighs 4 carats less. This diamond has a price of around $16.4 million.

#5 The Steinmetz Pink Diamond: $25 Million

Picture Courtesy: Certified Jewelry The Steinmetz Pink diamond weighs 59.60 carats (11.92 g) and is rated as Fancy Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. This diamond is the largest one that has been bequeathed a color as Fancy Vivid Pink. The Steinmetz Pink was shown as part of the Smithsonian’s exhibition – The Splendor of Diamonds. It required 20 laborious months for a crew of 8 people to cut this beautiful Mixed Oval Brilliant diamond from the original 100 carats rough stone and was disclosed to the world in May 2003. Its mine of origin and date of discovery is not definitely known. It is the world’s finest pink diamond at present and is said to have been found in a mine in South Africa. Presently the Steinmetz Group is the owner of this diamond and its estimated price is $25 million.

#4 The De Beers Centenary Diamond: $100 Million

Picture Courtesy: DeBeers Group The De Beers Centenary Diamond weighs 273.85 carats (54.77 g) and is the third largest diamond produced by the Premier Mine. It was revealed in its ultimate form in May 1991. The Centenary Diamond was classified as D level by the Gemological Institute of America. It is the highest grade of a diamond that is colorless, and both internally and externally flawless. The price of this diamond is around $100 million.

#3 The Hope Diamond: $350 Million

Picture Courtesy: Telegraph The Hope Diamond weighs 45.52 carats (9.10 g). It is a large diamond and is currently placed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. This diamond appears blue to the naked eye, but it displays a red phosphor under ultraviolet light. The diamond has a price around $350 million. This diamond was discovered in India in 1642, and it was originally 132.00 carats. The diamond was set in the royal crown of Luis the 14th. According to a legend, a curse was put on the stone and it begets misfortune to the wearer.

#2 The Cullinan Diamond: $400 Million

Picture Courtesy: Nude Diamond The Cullinan Diamond is 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g) and it is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered on the planet. Being polished, it turned into Cullinan I or Star of Africa. At 530.2 carats (106.0 g), the diamond boasts a price about $400 million. It originates from the Premier mine near Pretoria, South Africa. The Cullinan diamond is presently possessed by the British crown.

#1 The Koh-I-Noor Diamond: (Priceless)

Picture Courtesy: Telegraph Koh-I- Noor means a mountain of light (translated from Persian). The diamond is white and weighs 105 carats (21.6 g). It was once the world’s largest known diamond. The Koh-I- Noor came from Golconda in Andhra Pradesh, India. Consistent with the legend, Persian Shah named the diamond, and it was possessed by different Sikh, Mughals and Persian rulers. In the year 1849, the gem was delivered to Queen Victoria and it was recut – its initial weight was 186 carats. The diamond is now owned by the British crown and is kept in the Tower of London. When buying a diamond, a basic research is recommended. The diamond industry is very complex and therefore for further information contact us today!
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