Diamonds are billions of years of old – in rare cases more than three billion years old. It doesn’t matter how many years of old the diamond is, everyone loves diamond.
Diamond is the most wanted mining product! Just imagine, how happy you would be if you found a big and rare diamond in the backyard of your house. Wow… Great!
List of Top Most Expensive Diamonds In the World
In this article, we are going to explain the top most expensive diamonds in the world.
1) The Allnatt Diamond
Named after the Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, this diamond has earned the place in the list of top most expensive diamonds in the world. It has diamond cut size of 101.29 carat (20.258 g) with a cushion cut. By the Gemological Institute of America, the color of the Allnatt diamond is recognized as fancy vivid Yellow.
No one precisely knows where this diamond was found. But as per the views of some of the expert that the diamond was found at the place where the De Beers diamond mine now situated.
2) The Moussaieff Red Diamond
This diamond is extremely small when compared to other diamonds. By the Gemologial Institute of America (GIA), The Moussaieff Red Diamond is rated with 5.11 carats (1.022 g) diamond with triangular brilliant cut.
3) The Heart of Eternity
This is not only the expensive diamond but also of very rare. Steinmetz group cut the diamond before the diamond is sold to De Beers Group. It was found in one of the best diamond mines in South Africa.
4) Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Hope you all aware about Kohi-Noor Diamond! According to the history, the name was given to the diamond by the Persian shah, who was stunned by its beauty. The diamond was sent to Queen Victoria in 1849 there it was cut once more and it was placed in Queen Elizabeth’s crown. Then its weight decreased to 108.93 carats.
5) Taylor-Burton Diamond
This white pearl shaped diamond is weighing 69.42 Carats. Since this diamond was given by Mr. Richard Burton to his wife to be Elizabeth Tayloras an engagement ring, it was named as Taylor-Burton Diamond. Later in the year 1987, Elizabeth Taylor had sold out the diamond for an auction and the amount was contributed to build a hospital in Africa.
6) Blue Moon Diamond
Without any queries, Blue Moon Diamond is the most beautiful, stunning and the most expensive diamond in the world. It weighs12.03 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond that its history goes back to 2014.
7) The Sancy Diamond
Weighs as 55.23 carats (11.05 grams) of pale yellow diamond, Sancy Diamonds is now kept in the French Crown Jewel at the Louvre.This is the first-ever diamond to be cut with proportionedsides. The stone is also rare because it has no dome – just a pair of crowns.
8) The Hope Diamond
This is the large diamond that weighs about 45.52 carat and now it is located in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Since it has number of traces in the crystal, the diamond looks blue in color to the naked eye but it shines red under UV light.
9) The Cullinan Diamond
This is not only the expensive but also the largest rare gem quality diamond ever found in the world. It weighs more than 3,106,75 carats (621.35 grams).
10) The Steinmetz Pink Diamond
Named as vivid pink diamond by the Gemological Institute of America, this diamond weighs about 59.60 carat (11.92 g). It’s named as the largest diamond with the color as Fancy vivid pink ever.
The above listed are the collection of most expensive diamonds in the world.
But do you know how the diamonds are created? Diamonds are usually made of a single element—they’re nearly 100% carbon. When the carbon atoms experience high Celsius of heat and pressure, the carbon atoms bond together in a unique way that results in the formations of beautiful and rare crystalline structure called “diamonds”.
Overall, diamonds are just carbons! And the carbons are rated as several millions and billions, shocking right! That’s the specialty of DIAMONDS!
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