HomeDiamondsDiamondLarge or Extraordinary Diamonds List 4

 

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:  Kimberley Diamond

Cut Weight: 55.09

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: 55.09 carats, Fancy Yellow. 

 

Name:  Koh-i-Noor

Cut Weight: 105.6

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: India

Description: 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 various Mughaland Persian rulers, it was gifted away by the Maharaja Duleep Singh of Lahore to Queen Victoria during the British Raj, and is now part of the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Name:  Koi Diamond

Cut Weight: 32+

Color: White, orange and various

Description: The colors of this sole and unique 32+ carat diamond evokes the well-known Koi fishlegend and sacred symbolism cherished by East Asians. The graduations of color of white, orange, light yellow, darkblue and black colors in this diamond are reminiscent of ancient Chinese brush painting. The Koi Diamond has been certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

Name:  Lesotho Brown

Uncut Weight: 601

Cut Weight: Various

Color: Pale brown

Country of Origin: Lesotho

Description: Was a stone originally 601 carats (120.2 g) with the largest stone 71.73 carats (14.346 g) after cutting.

Name:  Lesotho Promise

Uncut Weight: 603

Cut Weight: 75

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: Lesotho

Description: Is the 15th-largest diamond, the tenth-largest white diamond, and the largest diamond to be found in 13 years. The original stone was 603 carats (120.6 g), although the largest diamond after the cutting was 75 carats (15.0 g).

Name:  Manhattan Lycos White

Uncut Weight: 221.47

Color: White

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: A Large white makeable diamond Mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa. One of the 40 largest diamonds ever mined.

Name:  Manhattan Leopard Pink

Uncut Weight: 86.58

Color: Vivid Pink

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The "'Manhattan Leopard Pink'", A spectacular and rare vivid pink diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds at its Northern cape diamond operations in South Africa in 2011. One of the largest vivid pink diamonds ever unearthed.

Name:  Manhattan Gold

Uncut Weight: 172.678

Color: Fancy Gold

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The “Manhattan Gold”, a large, unique fancy gold diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa.

Name:  Manhattan Triple Star

Uncut Weight: 159.474

Color: D Colorless

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The “Manhattan Triple Star” a large unique three-in-one stone diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa.

Name:  Manhattan Sun

Uncut Weight: 144.813

Color: Vivid Yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The "'Manhattan Sun", A large dodacahedron vivid yellow octahedron diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa.

Name:  Manhattan Canary Diamond

Uncut Weight: 118.672

Color: Vivid Yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: The “Manhattan Canary Diamond” a large vivid yellow octahedron diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa.

Name:  Manhattan Octo White Diamond

Uncut Weight: 117.85

Color: White

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: A large white makeable diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa.

Name:  Manhattan Simus White Diamond

Uncut Weight: 115.7

Cut Weight: 37

Color: White

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: A large white makeable diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa. Cut and polished into 6 different diamonds, the largest being a 33,7 carat diamond, ranging between D, E, F and G colours. Sold at a Sotheby's Auction in Geneva, May 2010.

Name:  Manhattan Crystal White Diamond

Uncut Weight: 74.229

Cut Weight: 39

Color: D Colorless

Country of Origin: South Africa

 

Description: A Type II a “Golconda” D Internally Flawless diamond mined by Manhattan Diamonds in South Africa. Cut and polished into a 37 carat D Internally Flawless diamond graded by GIA as a XXX stone.

 

Name:  Martian Pink

Cut Weight: 12.04

Color: Pink

Country of Origin: South Africa

 

Description: Named by American jeweler Ronald Winston in 1976. Sold by auction in May 2012 for US $17 million, "the largest round fancy intense pink diamond to ever go under the hammer", according to Christie's. 

 

Name:  Millennium Star

Uncut Weight: 777

Cut Weight: 203.04

Color: Colorless

Country of Origin: Demoncratic Republic of Congo

 

Description: Moon of Baroda is pear-shape 24.04 carats (4.808 g) diamond and it was discovered in Vadodara (Baroda) in India.

 

Name:  Moon of Baroda

Cut Weight: 24.04

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: India

 

Description: Moon of Baroda is pear-shape 24.04 carats (4.808 g) diamond and it was discovered in Vadodara (Baroda) in India.

 

Name:  Moussaieff Red Diamond

Uncut Weight: 13

Cut Weight: 5.11

Color: Red

Country of Origin: Brazil

 

Description: The second largest known Red diamond, at 5.11 carats (1.022 g).

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