Top 10 Most Important Diamonds in the World
The mythic diamond is the most valuable stone known to mankind and it has been popular since thousands of years ago. Diamonds have many different qualities which make every single stone unique on its own. Because of their enormous value and beauty, diamonds have been used as decorative ornaments since they were discovered. Sometimes diamonds have also been used to reflect a person’s wealth, which means that the bigger and more unique the diamond is, the wealthier its owner must be. There is no specific area in the world where you will find the best quality of diamonds; many of these great precious stones come from all over the world. The diamond industry has been booming recently, and Because of this it is not uncommon to see people sell diamonds; or sell diamond solitaire rings in NYC , to name an example of big city where there is great shopping activity.
Let’s take a look at ten of the most important diamonds in the world:
10. The Allnatt Diamond. The famous Allnatt diamond is one of the world’s most valuable diamonds thanks to its unique yellow color and its size of 101.29 carat. The Alnatt diamond weighs 20.258 g. This diamond is owes its name to the person who found it; however experts are not exactly sure how and from where it was found, leading many to suggest that it was found from De Beers Premier Diamond Mine.
9. The Moussaieff Red Diamond. Although Moussaieff is somewhat small compared to other of the world’s most valuable diamonds, this is the largest red diamond of its kind ever rated by GIA.
8. The Heart of Eternity. This diamond is valued at $16 million USD and has a color rated as Fancy Vivid Blue which adds to its appeal and worth. It was shaped like a heart by the Steinmetz group. This particular diamond was found on one of South Africa’s most prominent mines.
7. Wittelsbach Diamond. This diamond was sold at an auction at Christies for none other than $23.4 million USD by a London jeweler.
6. The Steinmetz Pink. This diamond with a unique vivid pink color was unveiled in May 29, 2003. Valued at $25 million USD, it owes its worth thanks to its clarity and flawlessness.
5. De Beers Centenary Diamond. With this centenary diamond the prices jump up to $100 million USD. This diamond has a level D color which is considered to be the highest grade colorless diamond.
4. The Hope Diamond. This diamond is currently located inside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. It is valued at $350 million USD and looks blue in color to the naked eye.
3. The Cullinan Diamond is valued at $400 million USD and is 3,106,75 carats, which makes it the largest rough diamond ever found.
2. The Sancy diamond. This pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats is believed to have been discovered somewhere in India around the 1400s. Many Indian rulers have owned this diamond. It is so valuable that its current worth can’t be estimated.
1. Kohinoor. This diamond is 105 carats or 21.6g and its name means “Mountain of Light”. It is older than the Sancy diamond and it was allegedly found in India. When the British took over east India the Kohinoor became of the British Crown Jewels. It’s value cannot be estimated.