From a long time, most expensive diamonds become one of the most popular collection of elite class people and the king. Diamond is one of the most valuable products. It is possible if you find a big and rare diamond in the backyard of your house, you can be rich instantly. Most expensive diamonds are most wanted to all. Most of the people want to be owner of expensive diamonds. Here is a list of most expensive diamonds in the world.
10. The Allnatt Diamond: $ 3 million.
The Allnatt Diamond is named after Major Emest Allnatt. This stone weight 101.29 carats with a cushion cut and has a color of fancy vivid yellow. It is not explicit where exactly it was found, but experts believed that it was found in the De Beers Premium Diamond Mine. Major Alnatt purchased this stone in the early 1950s. The current owner of the allnatt diamond is SIBA Corporation which ordered a re-cutting of the gem to its present weight. The estimated value of this super stone at least is $ 3 millions.
09. The heart of Eternity: $16 million.
The heart of Eternity is very extremely rare class of colored stone as it has a fancy vivid blue color by the Gemological Institute of America. It was discovered in the premier Diamond mine of South Africa before they sold to the De Beers consolidated mines. The Steinmetz group cut the heart of Eternity like a heart shape. Its weight is 27.64 carats then it was included as De Beers Millennium Jewels Collection. The latest owner of The Heart of Eternity is Sayid Qardi and the estimated value at least is USD 16 millions.
08. Moussaieff Red Diamond: $20 million.
A Brazilian Farmer discovered this diamond (Moussaieff Red) in the 1990s; in a region known as Alto Paranaiba that time it was originally weighted 13.9 carats. This super stone also known as Red Shield Diamond and it is measuring 5.11 carats with a brilliant triangular cut, rated in color as fancy red. This is the largest Red diamond all over the world. In 1990 this stone originally weighted 13.9 carats. An Israeli Jewelry designer Shlomo Moussaieff finally purchased it in the early 2000s. The estimated value of this magnificent stone is at least $ 20 millions.
07. Wittelsbach Diamond: $80 million.
The Philip 1V of Spain was the original owner of this stone and it was discovered in the mid 1800s in India. It is also known as “Der Blaue Wittelsbacher”. This fancy deep grayish blue diamond has an antique Oval Stellar Brilliant cut and weights 35.56 carats. It had been part of both the Austrian and the Bavarian Crown Jewels when Maria Amalia the archduchess of Austria married Charles of Bavaria who belonged to the ittelsbach family. The current owner of this stone is Laurence Graffs a jeweler based in London. The estimated value of this adamant is at least US $ 80 millions.
06. The Steinmetz Pink: $83.2 million.
The Steinmetz Pink was mined by De Beers in 1999 in South Africa. The original rough weight was 132.5 carats but the current weight of this diamond is 59.6 carats and possesses a vivid pink color with mixed Oval Brilliant cut. Depending on its owners this stone was reknowned with many names like “The Steinmetz Pink (1999-2007), The Pink Star (2007-2013). The Pink Dream (2013 onwards). The estimated value of this valuable adamant is $ 83.2 millions.
05. The De Beers Centenary Diamond: $90 million
The De Beers Centenary Diamond is the third largest diamond and named after The De Beers Consolidated Mines. The De Beers Consolidated Mines celebrated its centennial years in 1988 in that time this magnificent stone has first presented to the public. It was discovered in South Africa on 17 July 1986. The original rough weight was 599 carats and the current weight is 273.85 carats with a modified heart shaped brilliant cut which is internally and externally flawless. It is the highest grade of colorless adamant and the estimated value at least is $ 90 millions.
04. The Hope Diamond: $200- $250 million.
The hope diamond is also known as “The Blue of France, The Tavemier Blue and The King’s Jewel”. This Stone is the most famous diamond in the world which is Fancy Dark Grayish Blue in color due to the numbers of traces of Boron in the Crystal structure. The great Kollur Mines of India discovered this diamond and the discover date is still a mystery. Then this magnificent stone got moved to France, England and finally United States. The hope diamond is 45.52 carats large diamond with an antique cushion cut. The current owner of this valuable stone is Smithsonian Natural History Museum and the estimated value is $200-$250 millions.
03. The Cullinan: $2 billion.
The Cullinan was discovered in South Africa by Sir Thomas Cullinam. This is the largest gem quality diamond ever found at 3106.75 carats with Assorted (cushions, pears, marquises) cut. The polished version of this stone is Cullinan 1 or The Star of Africa. Nine such stone have been curved out from Cullinan having names as Cullinan 1 – Cullinan 1X. The original owner was Premier Diamond Mining Corporation, now the Cullinan is under the possession of the British Crown. This white diamond’s estimated value is over $ 2 billions.
02. The Sancy Diamond: Priceless
It is believe that this diamond was originated in India and has a rich history. This stone discovered before 1570 and was reputed to have belonged to the Mughals of antiquity. This diamond is the first large diamonds to be cut with symmetrical facets. The shield shaped stone features back to back crowns. Its weights 55.23 carats and has a pale yellowish color. The Sancy diamond has many experienced with many owners, many hands and many countries. Finally this diamond is kept in the France Crown Jewel collection at the Louvre. The Sancy Diamond is priceless and its value can be unpredictable.
01. Koh-I-Noor: Priceless
It is believed that the Koh-I-Noor was originated at Golconda in the Andra Pradash state in India. Koh-I-Noor means as “Mountain of Light” the word from Persian. Koh-I-Noor has been existence since 1224. This super magnificent stone has an interesting history with many owners because it was taken as part of the wining country’s spoils of war. This stone is the sign of wealth of many dynasties (Mughals, Sikh, British and Persian rulers). The original rough weights of this stone 793 carats and the currents weights is 105.6 metric carats diamond. Currently it is set into the crown of Queen Elizabeth and is kept in HM Tower of London. Now it is a world wide tourist attraction. The valuable stone is priceless.
So this is the list of top ten expensive diamonds in the world. I hope the reader can develop their knowledge about this valuable stone by reading this article.