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List of diamonds

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A number of large or extraordinary diamonds have gained fame, both as exquisite examples of the
beautiful nature of diamonds and because of the famous people who wore, bought, and sold them. A
partial list of famous diamonds in history follows.

Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

31.06 carats (6.212 g), Fancy Deep


Blue, cushion modified brilliant.[30] Was
cut down from the 35.56 Wittelsbach
Wittelsbach-
31.06 blue India Blue after being purchased in 2008.
Graff Diamond [30]
At the time of the sale it was the
highest price ever paid for a diamond
at auction.[31]

Given to Queen Elizabeth II on her


wedding in 1947 and later set in a
Williamson
23.6 pink Tanzania brooch. "The most famous pink
pink diamond
diamond in the world" according to the
BBC.[16]

Vargas diamond 726.6 various blue-white Brazil Cut into 29 smaller diamonds.

The largest discovered in the US,


United States of
Uncle Sam 40.23 12 brown emerald-cut,M color (pale brown),
America
VVS2 clarity.

Tiffany Yellow 280 128.54 yellow South Africa Antique modified cushion-shaped
Diamond stellar brilliant cut, on display
atTiffany & Co.'s New York City store.
It weighs 128.54 carats (25.708 g).
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Antique cushion-shaped brilliant cut,


The Symbolic which is believed to have been found
vivid
Yellow 114.63 South Africa in thePremier mine in The South
yellow
Diamond African Republic. It weighs 114.63
carats (22.926 g).

Tereshchenko 42-carat (8.4 g) antique pear brilliant


42 blue India
diamond cut.

Purchased byRichard Burton for his


Taylor-Burton
68 colorless South Africa wife Elizabeth Taylor, weighing 68
Diamond
carats (13.6 g).

The largest cushion-shaped stone


classified in the elite fancy vivid
category to ever come to auction.
Owned by an American family of 15
Sweet years, it was sold at auction in
fancy vivid
Josephine 16.08 November 2015 to Hong Kong
pink
Diamond billionaire Joseph Lau, and renamed by
him the 'Sweet Josephine' after his
daughter.[28]The next day he bought the
'Blue Moon of Josephine' diamond for
her.[29]
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

A diamond which received a "perfect"


0/0/0 rating from theAmerican Gem
Society, weighing 3.03 carats (0.606 g)
Strawn-Wagner United States of
3.03 1.09 colorless rough and 1.09 carats (0.218 g) cut. On
Diamond America
exhibit at Crater of Diamonds State
Park in Arkansas, where it was found
in 1990.

light Found in Brazil in 1853. Cartier is the


Star of the
128.48 pinkish- Brazil last known owners of the diamond
South
brown (mid-2000s).

a 100.10-carat (20.020 g) pear-shaped


D-color, Internally Flawless stone. At
Star of the $16,548,750 US it held the world
100.10 colorless -
Season record for the highest price paid for a
diamond at auction until the sale of
theWittelsbach-Graff diamond in 2008.

A 95-carat (19 g) stone once owned


by Evalyn Walsh
McLean ofWashington DC, who also
Star of the East 95 colorless India (disputed)
owned the Hope Diamond. It was also
owned byKing Farouk of Egypt,
although he never settled the bill.

also known as theDudley Diamond.


This must not be confused with theStar
of Africa. The Star of South Africa was
the initial name given to this diamond,
Star of South
83.5 47.69 colorless South Africa when it was purchased as an 83.5-carat
Africa
(16.70 g) rough diamond. The
diamond is a D-color, pear-shaped
stellar brilliant cut stone, weighing
47.69 carats (9.538 g).
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Star of Sierra Republic of Sierra cut into smaller pieces, the largest of
968.9 various colorless
Leone Leone which is 53.96 carats (10.792 g).

Circa 86-carat (17 g) diamond housed


Spoonmaker's
86 colorless India in Topkap Palace in Istanbul. Also
Diamond
known as Kak Elmas

Spirit of de
Central African Mogul cut, 312 carats (62.4 g), the
Grisogono 312 black
Republic world's largest cut black diamond.
Diamond

Pear-shaped pink diamond set in the


Skull Star
forehead ofDamien Hirst's For the
Diamond
Love of Godsculpture.

Very old paleyellow diamond(found


approximately in 1450 in India)
Shah Diamond 88.7 pale yellow India currently housed in the Diamond
Fund in Kremlin, weighing 88.7 carats
(17.74 g).

Largest carbonado and largest rough


State
Sergio 3150 carbonado diamond ever found.[25][26][27]Found in
of Bahia(Brazil)
1895.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

A shield-shaped pale yellow diamond


Sancy 55.23 pale yellow India currently in the Louvre, weighing
55.23 carats (11.046 g).

Weights 140.64 carats (28.128 g), is


cushion-shaped stellar brilliant cut,
Regent white with formerly belonging to Louis
410 140.64 India
Diamond pale blue XV, Louis XVI, and Napoleon
Bonaparte, it now resides in
theLouvre.

Trilliant cut black diamond purchased


Raven Diamond 12.78 black - in 2011. The Raven is currently in a
private collection in upstate NY.

Perhaps the largest fancy vivid orange


Pumpkin Central African
5.54 orange diamond (5.54 carats), modified
Diamond Republic
cushion-shaped brilliant.

Antique cushion-cut, fancy intense


pink, natural color, VS2 clarity, type
IIa, displays bright orangey-red
Princie
. 34.65 pink India fluorescence when exposed to
Diamond
ultraviolet light (G.I.A.'s lab data);[22]
[23]
discovered 300 years ago in the
Golconda mines[24]
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

137.02-carat (27.4 g) stone cut from a


Premier Rose
137.0 colorless South Africa 353.9-carat (70.8 g) rough gem of the
Diamond
same name.

127-carat (25.4 g) antique emerald cut


Portuguese with a pale yellow body color and very
127.01 pale yellow Brazil
Diamond strong blue fluorescence. Part of
theSmithsonian'scollection.

A colorless cushion-shaped stellar


Polar Star
41.28 colorless - brilliant diamond weighing 41.28
Diamond
carats (8.256 g).

Modified oval brilliant cut (step cut


crown, brilliant pavilion), largest
Pink Star 132.50 59.60 pink Africa known fancy vivid pink, at 59.60
carats (11.920 g). Formerly known as
the Steinmetz Pink, and the Pink Star.
[21]

A shield-shaped diamond of 137.82


Paragon 137.82 colorless Brazil
carats.[20]

An Indian mogul cut rumored to have


served as the eye of a Hindu statue,
Orlov 190 colorless India and currently is part of the Kremlin
diamond fund, weighing
approximately 190 carats (38 g).
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

One of the largest gem-quality uncut


Oppenheimer
253.7 yellow South Africa diamonds in the world, at 253.7 carats
Diamond
(50.74 g).

The only known natural Fancy Deep


Ocean Dream
5.51 blue-green Central Africa Blue-Green, and weighs 5.51 carats
Diamond
(1.102 g).

Around 60 carats (12 g) originally


Noor-ol-Ain
60 pink India from India but now part of the Iranian
Diamond
crown jewels.

Reportedly 340 carats (68 g). Possibly


Nizam
340 colorless India a large colorless topaz. Whereabouts
Diamond
unknown.

An emerald-cut of 43.38 carats


Nassak
43.38 blue-white India (8.676 g), previously a triangular
Diamond
brilliant of about 80 carats.

Moussaieff Red the second largest known Red


13 5.11 red Brazil
Diamond diamond, at 5.11 carats (1.022 g).

Moon of Baroda 24.04 yellow India Moon of Baroda[19] is pear-shape 24.04


carats (4.808 g) diamond and it was
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

discovered in Vadodara (Baroda) in


India.

at 203.04 carats (40.608 g) is the


Democratic
Millennium Star 777 203.04 colorless second-largest colorless (grade
Republic of Congo
D), flawless diamond.

Named by American jeweler Ronald


Winston in 1976. Sold by auction in
May 2012 for US $17 million, "the
Martian Pink 12.04 pink South Africa
largest round fancy intense pink
diamond to ever go under the
hammer", according to Christie's.[16][17][18]

Is the 15th-largest diamond, the tenth-


largest white diamond, and the largest
diamond to be found in 13 years. The
Lesotho
603 75 colorless Lesotho original stone was 603 carats
Promise
(120.6 g), although the largest
diamond after the cutting was 75 carats
(15.0 g).

Was a stone originally 601 carats


Lesotho Brown 601 various pale brown Lesotho (120.2 g) with the largest stone 71.73
carats (14.346 g) after cutting.

Found inBotswana in 2015, at 222 g


Lesedi La Rona 1111 colorless Botswana this is the second-largest gem-quality
diamond ever found.

Koi Diamond 32+ white, - The colors of this sole and unique 32+
orange and carat diamond evokes the well-
various known Koi fish legend and sacred
symbolism cherished by East Asians.
The graduations of color of white,
orange, light yellow, darkblue and
black colors in this diamond are
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

reminiscent of ancient Chinese brush


painting. The Koi Diamond has been
certified by the GIA (Gemological
Institute Of America).

A 105.6 carat (21.6 g) white of Indian


origin, with a long and turbulent
history and a good deal of legend
surrounding it. After belonging to
Kakatiya Kings and then to various
Koh-i-Noor 793 105.6 colorless India Delhi Sultante and Persian rulers, it
was gifted (some claim forcefully) by
the Maharaja Duleep Singh of Lahore
to Queen Victoria during theBritish
Raj, and is now part of theCrown of
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

A 5.05-carat (1.010 g) Emerald-cut red


diamond formerly known simply as
"Red Diamond". This is the third
largest known Red diamond. It was cut
Kazanjian Red brownish-
35 5.05 South Africa from a 35-carat (7.0 g) piece of boart
Diamond red
discovered nearLichtenburg,South
Africa. It reappeared in 2007 after a
37-year absence from sight, and was
purchased byKazanjian Brothers Inc.

Originally known as the Reitz


Jubilee
245.3 colorless South Africa Diamond; perhaps the sixth-largest in
Diamond
the world at 245.35 carats (49.070 g).

Weighing 34.48 carats (6.896 g), found


blueish- United States of in West Virginia by the Jones family.
Jones Diamond 34.48
white America Also known as the Punch Jones
Diamond.

Jacob Diamond 184.5 colorless India Cushion cut weighing 184.5 carats
(36.90 g) also known asImperial
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Diamond& Victoria Diamond.

A brownish-yellow diamond of 407.48


carats (81.496 g) cut from an 890 carat
(178 g) rough diamond of the same
Incomparable brownish- Democratic
890 407.48 name - it appeared on eBay in
Diamond yellow Republic of Congo
2002. Internally Flawless clarity.
Several other smaller diamonds were
also cut from the crystal.

Peach (slightly orangey pink) color,


Hortensia
20 peach India formerly part of the French Crown
Diamond
Jewels. Displayed in theLouvre.

45.52 carats (9.104 g), is a Fancy Dark


Grayish-Blue diamond and supposedly
Hope Diamond 112 45.52 blue India cursed. Almost certainly cut from the
French Blue Diamond. Part of the
Smithsonian Collection.

Heart of
Perhaps the largest fancy vivid blue,
Eternity 27.64 blue South Africa
weighing 27.64 carats (5.528 g).
Diamond

Gruosi A heart-shapedblack diamond,


115.34 black India
Diamond weighing 115.34 carats (23.068 g).

Fabled 280-carat (56 g) mogul-cut


Great Mogul diamond, now lost, although presumed
780 280 India
Diamond by historians to have been re-cut as
theOrlov.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Great
orange-
Chrysanthemum 104.15 South Africa 104.15 carats (20.830 g)
brown
Diamond

24.78-carat (4.956 g) A 24.78-carat


Fancy Intense Pink diamond and, until
the sale of the Sweet Josephine
diamond in November 2015, it was the
Graff Pink 24.78 pink India most expensive jewel ever sold at
auction. Previously owned by Harry
Winston and an unnamed private
collector, and bought byLaurence
Graff(November 2010).[15]

The Unnamed Brown as originally


named, the Golden Jubilee[14] is the
Golden Jubilee yellow-
755.5 545.67 South Africa largest faceted diamond ever cut at
Diamond brown
545.67 carats (109.13 g), outweighing
Cullinan I by 15.27 carats

Golden Eye A large, radiant-cut fancy intense


43.51 yellow South Africa
Diamond yellow diamond (43.5 carats).

(Lost during French Revolution)


Largest blue diamond allegedly
French Blue (or discovered up to this date before its
Tavernier Blue 112 69 blue India cut, it was faceted by Jean Pittan to be
before its cut) the mainFrench Crown Jewel. Lost,
and then almost certainly cut into
the Hope Diamond.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

A sculpture by artist Damien


Hirstproduced in 2007, consisting of
aplatinum cast of an 18th-century
For the Love of human skull encrusted with 8,601
God flawless diamonds, including a pear-
shaped pink diamond located in the
forehead that is known as the Skull
Star Diamond.

Florentine A lost diamond, light yellow with a


137.27 yellow India
Diamond weight of 137.27 carats (27.45 g).

The largest known diamond in the


Excelsior world prior to the Cullinan at 970
970 various colorless South Africa
Diamond carats (194 g), it was later cut into 10
pieces of various sizes (1368 carats)

the first diamond found in South


Africa, a yellow-brown 21.25-carat
Eureka yellow-
21.25 10.73 South Africa (4.250 g) stone (before cutting)
Diamond brown
resulting in a finished diamond 10.73
carats (2.146 g)
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Discovered in 2015, it is the 5th largest


diamond ever discovered at the Crater
of Diamonds State
Park, ArkansasIdentified as a Type IIa
crystal, the 8.52 carat diamond was cut
and polished byMike Botha into a
Esperanza United States of
8.52 4.602 D IF custom-designed 4.605 carat Triolette
Diamond America
shape during a week long event
inNorth Little Rockand was graded a D
IF, 0 Polish & 0 Symmetry by
theAmerican Gem
SocietyLaboratories- making it the
most valuable Americandiamond.
The Esp

Empress 52-carat (10.4 g) antique pear-shaped


Eugnie 52 Brazil brilliant with an odd, random facet
(diamond) pattern

A modified pear shaped diamond and


GIA graded as the FANCY RED-
BROWN is the largest known Red
Edcora Red 5.71 red -
diamond in the world. Currently
owned by a diamond company in
Hong Kong.

a 111.59-carat (22.318 g) pear-shaped


Earth Star
111.59 brown South Africa diamond with a strong coffee-like
Diamond
brown color.

Dresden Yellow
38 yellow India 38-carat (7.6 g) antique round cut
Diamond

Dresden White 47-carat (9.4 g) antique oval brilliant,


47 colorless India
Diamond near-colorless
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

41-carat (8.2 g) antique pear-shaped


Dresden Green
41 green India brilliant - its color is the result of
Diamond
natural irradiation

Weighing 5.03 carats (1.006 g), the


fourth-largest known red diamond GIA
graded as the FANCY DARK
REDDISH BROWN, was bought in a
DeYoung Red brownish- flea market on a hatpin by Sidney
5.03 South Africa
Diamond red deYoung a prominent Boston estate
jewelry merchant. It was donated by
him to the Smithsonian
Institution National Museum of
Natural History.

Widely considered to be the


Deepdene 104.52 yellow South Africa largestartificially irradiated diamond in
the world, at 104.52 carats (20.904 g).

The largest pink diamond in the world,


approximately 182 carats (36.4 g),
originally from India but now part
Daria-i-Noor 182 pink India
of Iranian Crown Jewels. Its exact
weight is not known; 182 carats
(36.4 g) is an estimate.

Cullinan II 3106.75 317.4 colorless South Africa The second largest stone obtained from
Cullinan diamond. Cullinan II[13] or
Lesser Star of Africa with weight of
317.4 carats is also one of the largest
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

cut diamonds in the world. As Cullinan


I, it is also in the British crown jewels
located in the Imperial State
Crown British Royal family.

The largest stone obtained from


Cullinan diamond.[12]Cullinan I or
Great Star of Africa with weight of
530.4 carats it is the second largest cut
Cullinan I 3106.75 530.4 colorless South Africa
diamond in the world. Currently
located in the head of the Sceptre of
the British Crown Jewels British Royal
family.

the largest rough gem-quality diamond


ever found at 3106.75 carats (621.35
g). It was cut into 105 diamonds
including the Cullinan I or the Great
Cullinan
3106.75 various colorless South Africa Star of Africa, 530.2 carats (106.04 g),
Diamond
and the Cullinan II or the Lesser Star
of Africa, 317.4 carats (63.48 g), both
of which are now part of theBritish
Crown Jewels.

Discovered in 1902 at theJagersfontein


Mine as a 280-carat (56 g) crystal. The
first cut was to 142 carats (28.4 g); it
Cross of Asia 280 79.12 yellow South Africa was then cut three more times until, in
1993, it was a 79.12 carats (15.824 g)
radiant-cut with table facets that
resemble a Maltese cross.[11]

Largest known pear-shape fancy vivid


Cora Sun-Drop
110.03 yellow South Africa yellow diamond, found in South-
Diamond
Africa[9][10]

Chloe Diamond 84.37 colorless Angola Sold in November 2007


at Sotheby'sin Geneva toGeorges
Marcianoof the Guessclothing line for
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

18.2 million SFr, the second-highest


price ever paid for a diamond on
auction.[8]

273.85 carats (54.770 g), modified


Centenary heart-shaped brilliant, the world's
599 273.85 colorless South Africa
Diamond largest colorless (grade D), flawless
diamond.

India
Briolette of 90.38 carats (18.076 g) - Cut by
90.38 colorless
India Cartier around 1910.
(See article)

Found in the Cullinan mine in 2014,


cushion-shaped, and originally named
the 'Blue Moon' diamond. Purchased
for a record breaking 48.6
million Swiss francs (US48.4 million)
Blue Moon of
at aSotheby's auction in Geneva on 11
Josephine 29.6 12.03 blue South Africa
November 2015 by the Hong Kong
Diamond
tycoon Joseph Lau. He renamed it
"The Blue Moon of Josephine" in
honor of his daughter. The previous
day he had bought the 'Sweet
Josephine' diamond for her.[6][7]

a 67.50-carat (13.500 g) cushion-


Black Orlov 67.5 black India cut black diamond, also called the Eye
of Brahma Diamond.

Beau Sancy 34.98 colorless India A 34.98-carat (6.996 g)[4] pear-shaped


diamond, which sold for US $10
million in 2012.[5] Not to be confused
with theSancy.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Aurora Pyramid A display of 296 diamonds of natural


of Hope colors.

Aurora
A display of 240 fancy-colored
Butterfly of
diamonds.
Peace

Ashberg
102.48 amber South Africa 102.48 carats (20.496 g)
Diamond

Argyle Pink Jubilee[3] is the largest


pink diamond ever found in Australia
weighing 12.76 carats. The diamond
Argyle Pink
12.76 8.01 pink Australia was found in Western Australia
Jubilee
in Argyle Mine who is the largest
producer of pink diamonds in the
world.

Historical cushion-shaped, D colour,


internally flawlessGolcondadiamond,
Archduke
78.54 76.02 colorless India sold on 13 November 2012 by
Joseph
Christies to an anonymous buyer
forUS$21.4M.[2]

A 33.74 carat (6.748 g) pear-


Amsterdam
33.74 black Africa shaped black diamond which sold for
Diamond
$352,000 in 2001.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

The largest diamond found by a park


visitor in the Crater of Diamonds State
Park in Arkansas since 1972, when it
was established as a state park. It was
Amarillo United States of
16.37 7.54 colorless found by W. W. Johnson of Amarillo,
Starlight America
Texas in 1975 and was a 16.37 carats
(3.27 g) white diamond, but it has
since been cut into a 7.54 carats
(1,510 mg) marquise shape.

A 101.29-carat (20.258 g) antique


cushion-shaped brilliant fancy vivid
yellow diamond which is believed to
be found in thePremier mine in South
Allnatt South Africa African Republic. He got the name
101.29 yellow
Diamond (disputed) Allnatt[1]after one of its owners, Major
Alfred Ernest Allnatt. The diamond
was sold for a little more than $3
million atChristies auction in Geneva
in May 1996.

An Indian diamond which became


famous during the days of the Mughal
Empire. A diamond with a roughly
pear-shaped outline and random
faceting, including
two Persianinscriptions, the first
reading "Shah Akbar, the Grand King,
1028 A.H." (the letters meanAnno
Hegirae). The second inscription read
116, later "To the Lord of Two Worlds, 1039
Akbar Shah colorless India
71.7 A.H. Shah Jehan". The diamond was
reportedly part of the originalPeacock
Throne. Purchased in 1886
in Istanbulby London merchant George
Blogg, who re-cut it from 116 carats
(23.2 g) to a pear-shape of 71.70 carats
(14.340 g), thus destroying the historic
inscriptions. Blogg was the last known
owner and the stone's whereabouts are
presently unknown.
Uncut Cut
Country/region
Name weight weight Color Description
of origin
(carat) (carat)

Designed by Geneva-based Swiss


jewellers Shawish, a 150-carat
150 carat
diamond faceted in the form of a
faceted
150 colorless Shawish Jewellery ring. The US $70 million-ring at
hololith
Baselworld has been chiselled from
diamond
one, single faceted diamond, with
no metal support at all.[32]