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 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 online. So let’s take a look at ten of the most important diamonds in the world:
The Allnatt Diamond
The famous Allnatt diamond is one of the world’s most valuable diamonds thanks to its unique yellow colour and its size of 101.29 carats. The Alnatt diamond weighs 20.258 g. This diamond 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 at De Beers Premier Diamond Mine.
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 (The Gemological Institute of America).
The Heart of Eternity
This diamond is valued at $16 million USD and has a colour 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 in one of South Africa’s most prominent mines.
This diamond was sold at an auction at Christie’s for none other than $23.4 million USD by a London jeweller.
The Steinmetz Pink
This diamond with a unique vivid pink colour was unveiled on May 29, 2003. Valued at $25 million USD, it owes its worth thanks to its clarity and lawlessness.
De Beers Centenary Diamond
With this centenary diamond, the prices jump up to $100 million USD. This diamond has a level D colour which is considered to be the highest-grade colourless diamond.
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 colour to the naked eye.
The Cullinan Diamond
The Cullinan Diamond is valued at $400 million USD and is 3,106,75 carats, which makes it the largest rough diamond ever found.
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.
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. Its value cannot be estimated.