TOP 5 BIGGEST WORLD DIAMONDS

Diamonds are one of the most shiny, wanted gemstones in the planet. It’s a beauty complement for her and a sign of money and status for men who want to be “powerful”. The name “diamond” comes from the Greek word “ad├ímas”, which means “proper”, “unalterable”, “unbreakable”, “untamed”, “I overpower” and “I tame”. So, let us see which are the largest diamonds in the world

5. The Spirit of de Grisogono

The second largest gem cut from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, weighs in at 317.4 carats and it’s the fourth largest polished diamond in the world. The original diamond was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who opened the Premier mine in South Africa, from which the Golden Jubilee Diamond was also excavated. The Cullinan II Diamond is the massive flawless D-color gem in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Its value has been estimated to be around $200 million. The Cullinan II was cut from the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, which weighed 3106 carats, or about 1 1/3 pounds. The nine larger stones of the Cullinan diamond remain either in the British Crown Jewels or in the personal possession of the Royal Family.

4. The Cullinan II

The second largest gem cut from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, weighs in at 317.4 carats and it’s the fourth largest polished diamond in the world. The original diamond was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who opened the Premier mine in South Africa, from which the Golden Jubilee Diamond was also excavated. The Cullinan II Diamond is the massive flawless D-color gem in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Its value has been estimated to be around $200 million. The Cullinan II was cut from the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, which weighed 3106 carats, or about 1 1/3 pounds. The nine larger stones of the Cullinan diamond remain either in the British Crown Jewels or in the personal possession of the Royal Family.

3. The Incomparable

Weighing in at 407.48 carats, the Incomparable Diamond was found in 1984 by a little girl that was going through a pile of rubble from the nearby MIBA Diamond Mine in the town of Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a weight of 890 carats before cutting, the stone was the largest brown diamond in the world but it was later reduced to 407.5 carats (81.5 g) for the sake of having fewer internal flaws. Fancy brownish-yellow in color, the gem measures 53.90 × 35.19 × 28.18 mm and it was designed by a team led by Marvin Samuels. The value of this rock is around $20 million. Four years were spent studying and then cutting the stone, the biggest piece of rough ultimately yielded the internally flawless gem weighing. It is the third largest diamond ever cut.


2. The Cullinan I – aka the Star of Africa

The Cullinan I, a pear shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats is also known as the Star of Africa. It measures 53mm x 44mm x 29mm, and has 76 facets. It’s called the Cullinan I because it is the largest of 9 large stones cut from the 3106 carat Cullinan Diamond. Cullinan I was placed by King Edward in the Sovereign’s Royal Sceptre as part of the Crown Jewels, and it is now on display in the tower of London. Estimated value of Cullinan I is over $400 million!

1. The Golden Jubilee

At 545.67 carats, The Golden Jubilee Diamond is currently the largest faceted diamond in the world. The gem was discovered in 1985 in the Premier mine in South Africa and it was cut by Gabriel Tolkowsky (who also designed the flawless Centenary diamond). The Golden Jubilee was presented to the King of Thailand in 1997 for his Golden Jubilee – the 50th anniversary of his coronation. Prior to this event, the stone was simply known as the Unnamed Brown. The value of the Golden Jubilee gem is estimated between $4 million to $12 million.

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