Diamonds and gems are very costly indeed and these items are not sold excessively in the market. These are the items that make a jewelry shop worth valuable. There are different kinds of diamonds found in the world and all are very ornamental in appearance and have appealing look. Women are most likely to be associated with these precious stones and occasionally, diamonds rings and other costly gifts like that carry an important worth at a very special occasions including marriages, valentine day’s and anniversaries. Girls feel proud of having a diamond ring at her wedding or at her engagement. Few diamonds are rare and some of them have historical significance. We have enlisted the most desired diamonds which are very precious. Following is a list of top 10 most expensive diamonds of the world with facts and figures.
10. The Allnatt Diamond
Have you ever heard the name of Allnatt Diamond? Surely, you don’t have an idea of it. This expensive diamond of the world costs 3 million US Dollars. Surprisingly, there are two suppositions about its origin. Some thinkers said that it was belonged to a soldier named Alfred Ernest Allnatt, who brought it in 1950. Others argued that the diamond was originated from the mine located in South Africa. Anyway, it has attractive vivid yellow color with a weight of 20.258 grams.
9. The Moussaieff Red Diamond
It is 13.9 carat triangular edged, red diamond having weight of 2.78 gram. The gemological institute of America has designated it as fancy red. It was discovered by a farmer in Alto Paranaiba region of Brazil, known as Moussaieff Red. It has put in different exhibitions like The Splendor of Diamonds, The Heart of Eternity and De Beers Millennium Star to attract tourist. It is also called as the Red Shield Diamond due to its appearance.
8. The Heart of Eternity
As the name indicates, the costly gem is somewhat heart shape holding light fancy vivid blue color. It features 27.64 carats with a handsome weight of 5.528g. The precious stone was engraved by Steinmetz Group. It was also found in Premier Diamond mine of South Africa. This African diamond is 8th most expensive diamond in the world.
7. Wittelsbach Diamond
It is linked to a great historical background attributed to King Philip IV of Spain who purchased the gem for his daughter’s dowry. The modern London business, Laurence Graff has undergone the re-cutting of this precious stone and earned criticism among public. Now the rare piece of jewel has worth of $23.4 millions with 7.11g of weight having blue color.
6. The Steinmetz Pink
Here comes The Steinmetz Pink which is at 6th number in the list of most expensive diamonds. This flawless and sole pink color diamond has a cost value of 25 $ millions. It is the only most expensive diamond of the world that stood sole in its existence. The jewel has an average weight of 11.92 gram and familiarized for the first time in Monaco on May 29, 2003.
5. De Beers Centenary Diamond
De beers centenary Diamond is in the middle of top 10 list on most expensive diamonds. The gemological institute of America has rated D to this colorless diamond that is flawless from interior and exterior sides. Firstly, it was put into discussion in May, 1991 and later on imparted with 247 planes to make it extremely eye catching and appealing. It has an average weight of 54.77g.
4. The Hope Diamond
The hope diamond has price value of 350 million $ with a weight of 9.10g possessing distinct blue color. It was placed in Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington and this museum has already gained publicity in displaying rare jewels of the world. the GIA has awarded Type IIb to the Hope Diamond.
3. The Cullinan Diamond
The Cullinan diamond was rare in its external appearance because it has rough surface. It has an unexpected price worth of 400 million US dollars equipped with 3,106.75 carats resulting in 621.35 g weight. It has different subclasses which were developed after cutting the main diamond into 9 parts.
2. The Sancy Diamond
The Indian originated Diamond has history dated back to the great Moguls. It was first brought in Turkey by a French Ambassador, named Nicolas de Harlay seigneur de Sancy. Thus it was put a named after that Ambassador. It is pear shape diamond of pale yellow color and price is thought to be unimaginable. This Indian diamond is just next to The Koh-i-Noor in terms of value.
1. The Koh-i-Noor
Koh-i-Noor is a Persian word means as Mountain of Light. Once, it was believed to be the largest jewel of the world. This Indian originated Jewel has been remained as the source of many battles between Sikhs, Persians and Mughals. It has a weight of 21.6 gram and currently, it is the property of British crown. Koh-i-Noor is the most expensive diamond in the world.