Diamonds are some of the most coveted gems in the world. It is no wonder that they are envied, desired and kept safe. They are beautiful and showcase status. Here are some of the of famous diamonds from around the world.
The Hope Diamond
The hope diamond is a 45.52 blue diamond and is one of the most famous diamonds in the world. It came as a 110 ct rough stone which was carved and polished into the beauty we know of today. The diamond is legendary and is housed in the Smithsonian. It is said that the diamond was stolen from an Indian sculpture of a goddess and causes bad luck to all who possess it.
The Dresden Green
Is a natural green diamond and the biggest green diamond in the world. It’s named after the capital of Saxony, Germany. It is internally flawless and has a beautiful shape and history.
The Conde Pink
Is a pear shaped pink diamond that belonged to King Louis XIII. It originated from the Kollur mines of Southern India which is known as a major source of pink diamonds. Today the pink diamond is showcased at the Musee de Conde in Chantilly, France.
The Tiffany Yellow
The Tiffany yellow diamond was found in South Africa in 1877. The octahedron canary yellow diamond was originally 287.42 carats before it was shaped into 128.54 carats, what it is today. It was cut to maximize it’s Brilliance. It was made famous when Audrey Hepburn wore it in promotional pictures for the famed movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The The Koh-I-Noor also known as The Mountain of Light can be found on the British Crown Jewels. The diamond is 105.60 carats in weight. It came from India and is said to be from the peacock thrown of Sheh Jehan the king who was known for building the Taj Mahal. It is being fought over by two countries, India and Pakistan. Both countries want England to return the jewel.
The Agra is a 32 carat diamond that is naturally light pink. It was sold in 1990 for 7 million dollars.
Was discovered in a South African diamond field during the summer of 1963. The stone is 198.28 carats. It is a rich amber with undertones o burnt sienna and orange.
The Taylor Burton Diamond
The Taylor-Burton diamond is a 69.42 carat diamond was originally purchased in 1969 by Cartier. The next day Richard Burton purchased the diamond for Elizabeth Taylor. The Taylor-Burton diamond was sold in 1979 for about three million dollars.