The Glittery History of Famous Diamonds – In No Particular Order

History of Famous Diamonds
History of Famous Diamonds

For those who love diamonds in their jewellery due its beauty or for those who see these stones as part of their investment portfolio – one common factor about diamonds that both these group of people that they are certainly aware of is the value of the diamond.

Those who are inside the wholesale diamond please easily stand by the fact that diamonds have a direct and undeniable correlation to wealth which in other words mean that the more diamonds one owns, the richer the individual is.

However, these diamond wholesalers would also agree to the fact that some diamonds are ‘untouchable’ due to the fact that some of these diamonds are simply not for sale. In this article we will explore the backgrounds of some of the most popular diamonds on planet earth.

The first diamond that this write up will explore is the Cullinan Diamond that was discovered in Cullinan, South Africa in 1905. When the Cullinan Diamond was discovered, the stone weighed 3,106.75ct or 621.35g making it the largest diamond and heaviest diamond ever found.

The Cullinan diamond was presented as a gift to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday by the Transvaal Colony Government who later cut the diamond into 9 large stones and the remaining being cut into 96 smaller pieces which became a part of the British Crown Jewels. 

Another famous diamond that few have laid their eyes upon is the Lesedi La Rona, this is due to the fact that it has not been publicly displayed for quite some time. The diamond owned by Graff Diamonds worth more than 53 million dollars is the world’s biggest emerald cut diamond weighing at 302.37 carats with excellent clarity and colour.

The diamond is also the 2nd largest rough diamond ever found after the Cullinan. The third largest diamond ever found weighing at 995 carats is the Excelsior diamond also discovered in a South African mine in 1893. The diamond was eventually owned by De Beers and cut into 21 separate stones, the largest of which is the 67 carat cushion cut diamond which is hardly on public display as it is owned by a private collector.

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The fourth largest diamond ever found was the Star of Sierra Leone and it is also the largest alluvial diamond that was ever discovered to date. This diamond is currently on display in a museum located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Although the 4 diamonds mentioned above are famous for their size, there are diamonds that are famous for different reasons such as the historical background of the diamond or even because of the colour of the diamonds.

When it comes to modern diamonds Australia takes the prize for the most rare and expensive tender diamonds from the Argyle mine, they have become extremely popular due to these pink and red diamonds being considered ‘extremely rare’ with a value in the millions per tender stone.

Diamonds are indeed among the most beautiful elements in this world and it is no wonder that they have become a woman’s best friend as it is the most preferred stone for any bride’s engagement ring.


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