HomeDiamondsDiamondLarge or Extraordinary Diamonds List 2

 

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.

Name: Daria-i-Noor

Cut Weight: 182

Color: Pink

Country of Origin: India

Description:  The largest pink diamond in the world, approximately 182 carats (36.4 g), originally from India but now part of Iranian Crown Jewels. Its exact weight is not known; 182 carats (36.4 g) is an estimate.

 

Name: Deepdene Diamond

Cut Weight: 104.52

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: Widely considered to be the largest artificially irradiated diamond in the world, at 104.52 carats (20.904 g).

Name: DeYoung Red Diamond

Cut Weight: 5.03

Color: brownish-red

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: 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 flea market on a hatpin by Sidney deYoung a prominent Boston estate jewelry merchant. It was donated by him to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

Name: Dresden Green Diamond

Cut Weight: 41

Color: Green

Country of Origin: India

Description: 41-carat (8.2 g) antique pear-shaped brilliant - its color is the result of natural irradiation.

Name: Dresden White Diamond

Cut Weight: 47

Color: Colorless

Country of Origin: India

Description: 47-carat (9.4 g) antique oval brilliant, near-colorless.

Name: Dresden Yellow Diamond

Cut Weight: 38

Color: Yellow

Country of Origin: India

Description: 38-carat (7.6 g) antique round cut.

Name: Edcora Red Diamond

Cut Weight: 5.71                   

Color: Red

Description: A modified pear shaped diamond and GIA graded as the FANCY RED BROWN is the largest known Red diamond in the world. Currently owned by a diamond company in Hong Kong.

Name: Earth Star Diamond

Cut Weight: 111.59               

Color: South Africa

Description: A 111.59-carat (22.318 g) pear-shaped diamond with a strong coffee-like brown color.

Name: Eureka Diamond

Uncut Weight: 21.25

Cut Weight: 10.73          

Color: South Africa

Description: The first diamond found in South Africa, a yellow-brown 21.25-carat (4.250 g) stone (before cutting) resulting in a finished diamond 10.73 carats (2.146 g).

Name: Empress Eugénie

Cut Weight: 52               

Color: Brazil

Description: The first diamond found in South Africa, a yellow-brown 21.25-carat (4.250 g) stone (before cutting) resulting in a finished diamond 10.73 carats (2.146 g).

Name: Excelsior Diamond

Uncut Weight: 970

Cut Weight: 68

Color: Colorless

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The largest known diamond in the world prior to the Cullinan at 970 carats (194 g), it was later cut into 10 pieces of various sizes (13–68 carats).

 

Name: Florentine Diamond

Cut Weight: 137.27

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: India

Description: A lost diamond, light yellow with a weight of 137.27 carats (27.45 g).

 

Name: For the Love of God

Description: A sculpture by artist Damien Hirst produced in 2007, consisting of a platinum cast of an 18th-century human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead that is known as the Skull Star Diamond.

Name: French Blue (or Tavernier Blue before its cut)

Uncut Weight: 112

Cut Weight: 69

Color: blue                      

Country of Origin: India

Description: (Lost during French Revolution) Largest blue diamond allegedly discovered up to this date before its cut, it was (Lost during French Revolution) Largest blue diamond allegedly discovered up to this date before its cut, it was faceted by Jean Pittan to be the main French Crown Jewel. Lost, and then almost certainly cut into the hope Diamond.

Name: Golden Eye Diamond

Cut Weight: 43.51

Color: yellow                  

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: A large, radiant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond (43.5 carats).

 

Name: Golden Jubilee Diamond

Cut Weight: 43.51

Color: yellow                  

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: A large, radiant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond (43.5 carats).

Name: Hope Diamond

Uncut Weight: 112

Cut Weight: 45.52

Color: blue                      

Country of Origin: India

Description: 45.52 carats (9.104 g), is a Fancy Dark Grayish-Blue diamond and supposedly cursed. Almost certainly cut from the French Blue Diamond.

 

Name: Graff Blue Diamond

Color: blue                      

 

Country of Origin: India

 

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