There is an almost endless number of famous diamonds. Some of them are so beautifull, they can only be
described as breathtaking. Here are our top choices for famous diamonds. Who knows? With the right cut, color
clarity and carat weight, maybe your diamond can be added to this list!
Among the most well known famous diamonds is the Hope Diamond. This 45.52 carat steel blue diamond is currently
on display at the Smithsonian.
The legends of the ill-fortune and curse bestowed on the possessor of the Hope Diamond are many.
This diamond was donated to the Smithsonian in 1958. The Hope was originally a rather flat, blocky 110-carat
The Dresden Green Diamond stands out among the natural colored diamonds. It is the largest green diamond in the
world weighing 40.70 carats. This diamond is historic, large and has a natural green color with a slight blue
overtone. These facts make it virtually priceless.
The Conde Pink is a pear shaped and weighs 9.01-carats. This pink diamond was once owned by Louis XIII.
The Tiffany Yellow diamond a beautiful canary-yellow octahedron weighing 287.42 in the rough (metric) carats
discovered in either 1877 or 1878 in South Africa. The gem after cutting boasts the extraordinary weight of 128.54
carats. And until recently, was the largest golden-yellow in the world.
The Koh-I-Noor ( Mountain of Light ) is now among the British Crown Jewels. This diamond weighs 105.60 carats.
First mentioned in 1304, it is believed to have been once set in Shah Jehan‘s famous peacock throne as one of the
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The Agra is graded as a naturally colored Fancy Light Pink and weighs 32.34 carats. It was sold for about 6.9
million in 1990. Since this sale, it has been modified to a cushion shape weighing about 28.15 carats.
The Transvaal Blue is pear cut. This blue diamond weighs 25 carats. It was found in the Premier Diamond Mine in
Transvaal, South Africa.
The Great Chrysanthemum was discovered in the summer of 1963, in a South African diamond field. This
198.28-carat fancy brown diamond appeared to be a light honey color in its rough state. However, after cutting, it
proved to be a rich golden brown, with overtones of sienna and burnt orange.
The Taylor-Burton Diamond is a pear-shaped 69.42 carat diamond. Cartier of New York purchased this diamond at an
auction in 1969 and christened it "Cartier." The next day Richard Burton bought the diamond for Elizabeth
He renamed it the "Taylor-Burton". In 1978, Elizabeth Taylor put the diamond up for sale. Prospective buyers had
to pay $2,500 each to view the diamond to cover the costs of showing it. Finally, in June of 1979, the diamond was
sold for nearly $3 million dollars.
Source: Vicente Ross, http://DiamondExperts.biz/