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11 Most Expensive Diamonds in the History

Diamond is a like a sun in the galaxy system. Every kind of precious material is nothing in front of a diamond. Here is the list of those extraordinary diamonds that are considered as the most expensive and extraordinary diamonds of the world. Some of them are even priceless. Check below the list of the most expense diamonds in the history.

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Golden Jubilee Diamond

The 545.67 carats Golden Jubilee Diamond is the world’s largest cut and faceted diamond. This beautiful and one of the most expensive diamonds were discovered from the Premier Mine. The estimated price of the Golden Jubilee Diamond is $12 million. The original owner of the Golden Jubilee Diamond was Henry Ho and currently its owner is King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. Golden Jubilee Diamond was discovered in 1985 and was not discovered as a single diamond only. It was actually cut from the large brown diamond of 755.5 carats. It was named later on and first it was known as the Unnamed Brown. Now known by the name of the Golden Jubilee Diamond, it is one of the most expensive diamonds in the world.

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The Heart of Eternity

The Heart of Eternity is a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond in the shape of a heart is the next most expensive diamond in the world whose estimated value is $16 million. The Heart of Eternity that is worth to see for a moment because of its unique blue color. The Heart of Eternity was discovered in 2000 in the Premier Diamond Mine in the South Africa. The other good quality of The Heart of Eternity is that it belongs to the rate class of colored diamonds. The Heart of Eternity also features the ten other blue color diamonds as well that was first unveiled in 2000. However, it is the most expensive diamond in its class.

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The Moussaieff Red Diamond

The Moussaieff Red Diamond is one of the most unique diamonds in its class because of having the red color. The 5.11 carats The Moussaieff Red Diamond is also known as the Red Shield Diamond as well. The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a diamond with a triangular brilliant cut. In term, of color, it is rated at the Fancy Red by the Gemological Institute of America. In term of red color, The Moussaieff Red Diamond is almost the world’s largest ever discovered red diamond. The estimated price of The Moussaieff Red Diamond is almost $20 million that is enough for a diamond having the weight of only 5.11 carats. If we make the comparison of both price and weight then The Moussaieff Red Diamond is the most expensive diamond as compared to the above-mentioned diamonds.

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Wittelsbach Diamond

With the estimated weight of 31.06 carats and possessing internally flawless clarity, Wittelsbach Diamond is the next most expensive diamonds in the world with the estimated worth of $80 million. Wittelsbach Diamond is a historical diamond that was discovered in 1600 in Kollur Mine of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has changed several hands and now is the property of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the former Emir of the State of Qatar. However, the original owner of the Wittelsbach Diamond was Philip IV of Spain. In color and clarity, it is much similar to the Hope Diamond. The current estimated value of the Wittelsbach Diamond is $80 million.

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The Steinmetz Pink

The Steinmetz Pink is a finest pink diamond that is commonly called as the Pink Star Diamond as well is basically a 59.60 carat diamond that was discovered in 1999 in South Africa. At that time, its rough weight was 123.5 carat. In term of Vivid Pink design and color, it is world’s largest discovered diamond that is rated for this. It required nearly twenty months to get its current shape. It is also called as The Splendor of Diamonds because of having color D that means being flawless both internally and externally. In 2013, it was auctioned by the Sotheby’s in Geneva at a price of $83.2 million making it the one of the most expensive diamonds in the world in Vivid Pink and it was also indeed for any gemstone to be sold out at such a higher price of millions of dollars.

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De Beers Centenary Diamond

De Beers Centenary Diamond or simply Centenary Diamond is the third largest diamonds in the world that was founded in the Premier Mine. The other two that was discovered from the Premier Mine are The Cullinan Diamond and The Cullinan Diamond. It was discovered in 1986 in the Premier Mine and was cut by the Gabi Tolkopwsky, Jim Nash and Geoff Woolett. For its unique color, De Beers Centenary Diamond is rated as grade D color by the Gemological Institute of America. Having grade D color means De Beers Centenary Diamond is a flawless diamond from internal and external angles. Total weight of the De Beers Centenary Diamond is 273.85 carats while the total worth of this diamond is almost $100 million. Its owner is unknown.

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The Hope Diamond

With the estimated price of $350 million and being the one of the most beautiful and legendary jewels of history, The Hope Diamond is the next most expensive diamond in the world. It was discovered in the mines Kollur Mind of Andhra Pradesh, India. Most of the expensive diamonds you will find in hits list were discovered in the South Asia. Because of having an undefined rare blue color and a new style of formation, The Hope Diamond has been regarded as the legendary jewels of history. It was probably discovered in the 1812 and was given the name of The Hope Diamond in 1839. It was once the property of Indian Emperors and now at the exhibition at National Museum of Natural History since 1958.

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The Cullinan Diamond

With the weight of 3,106.75 carats and the price of almost $400 million, The Cullinan Diamond is the next most expensive diamonds in the world. The Cullinan Diamond is a royal diamond now that once the property of Royal Collection I and II and, later on, went to the Queen Elizabeth II, III to current IX. The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in 1905. It was then into several polished gems. Currently, one of its part Great Star of Africa that contains the weight of 530.4 carats is the world’s largest polished diamond. In 1985, the record for being the world’s largest polished white diamond from it was snatched by the Golden Jubilee Diamond that was also discovered from the Premier Mine from where The Cullinan Diamond was discovered.

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Graff Pink

Graff Pink is a rare diamond that is one of the most expensive and greatest diamonds ever discovered. The 24.78 carat pink diamond once the property of the Harry Winston, an American celebrity. In 2010, it was set for an auction and was sold out at the price of $46 million. At the time of the auction, it was mounted in a ring. On the date of the auction was regarded as one of the most expensive single jewel ever sold at auction. Before the auction, it was also listed in the list of the most expensive diamonds in the world. Gemological Institute of America has classified Graff Pink as Fancy Intense Pink. Its early history is not cleared. The first time it came on the air on 1950 by the jeweler and American celebrity Harry Winston who presented it for auction for the first time in 2010.

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The Sancy Diamond

The Sancy Diamond that was once the hallmark of the Mughal’s crowns and still the priceless diamond in the world. The Sancy Diamond was discovered in 1570 in Indian and now the property of The Louver of Paris, France. The pale yellow colored diamond that fascinates the eyes of the viewers at first point is one of the most beautiful diamonds in the world and at the other end, one of the most expensive diamonds as well that is still a priceless diamond. The 55.23 carat that changed various hands once the belonging of the Mughal emperors of the sub-continent. It is also the first ever diamond that is cut with symmetrical facets. The other surprising thing about The Sancy Diamond is that it is one of the most unusual diamonds as well because of not having the pavilion.

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Koh-I-Noor

Mountain of Light that is basically the meaning of that diamond. Koh-I-Noor is one of the most beautiful diamonds in the world that is a colorless diamond and same is the secret behind its beauty. Koh-I-Noor was found in the Andhra Pradesh in the 13th century. At that time, its uncut weight was 793 carats or 158.6 grams. It is a priceless diamond whose price is even not estimated by anyone yet. Firs time it was installed in the temple of a Hindu goddess as her eye. It changed hands since its date of finding. First it came from South Asia where it remained the part of the various rulers and kings and in the end, in 1849 was possessed by the British Government during their rule on sub-continent in the regime of Queen Victoria. Since then it is under the hands of the current United Kingdom.

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