HomeDiamondsDiamondLarge or Extraordinary Diamonds List 5

 

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:  Mouna Diamond

Cut Weight: 112.53

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: 112.53 carats (22.506 g), Fancy Intense Yellow cushion-shaped brilliant. 

Name:  Nassak Diamond

Cut Weight: 43.38

Color: blue-white

Country of Origin: India

Description: An emerald-cut of 43.38 carats (8.676 g), previously a triangular brilliant of about 80 carats.

Name:  Nepal Diamond

Cut Weight: 79.41

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: India

Description: 79.41 carats (15.882 g), fine quality antique pear-shaped brilliant, sold by Harry Winston to private collector in 1961. Thought to have originated from the Golconda Mines. 

Name:  Nizam Diamonds

Cut Weight: 340

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: India

Description: Reportedly 340 carats (68 g), possibly a large colorless topaz. where about unknown.

Name:  Noor-ol-Ain Diamond

Cut Weight: 60

Color: Pink

Country of Origin: India

Description: Around 60 carats (12 g) originally from India but now part of the Iranian crown jewels.

Name:  Ocean Dream Diamond

Cut Weight: 5.51

Color: Blue-green

Country of Origin: Central Africa

Description: The only known natural Fancy Deep Blue-Green, and weighs 5.51 carats (1.102 g).

Name:  Oppenheimer Diamond

Uncut Weight: 253.7

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: One of the largest gem-quality uncut diamonds in the world, at 253.7 carats (50.74 g).

Name: Orlov

Cut Weight: 190

Color: Colorless

Country of Origin: India

Description: An Indian mogul cut rumored to have served as the eye of a Hindu statue, and currently is part of the Kremlin diamond fund, weighing approximately 190 carats (38 g).

Name: Paragon

Cut Weight: 137.82

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: Brazil 

Description: A kite-shaped diamond of 137.82 carats. 

Name: Polar Star Diamond

Cut Weight: 41.28

Color: colorless

Description: A colorless cushion-shaped stellar brilliant diamond weighing 41.28 carats (8.256 g).

Name: Porter Rhodes Diamond

Cut Weight: 54

Color: Colorless

Country of Origin: South Africa 

Description: A colorless 54-carat (10.8 g) Asscher-cut stone.

Name: Portuguese Diamond

Cut Weight: 127.01

Color: Pale yellow

Country of Origin: Brazil

Description: 127-carat (25.4 g) antique emerald cut with a pale yellow body color and very strong blue fluorescence. Part of the Smithsonian's collection.

 

Name: Premier Rose Diamond

Cut Weight: 137.0

Color: colorless

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: 137.02-carat (27.4 g) stone cut from a 353.9-carat (70.8 g) rough gem of the same name.

Name: Princie Diamond

Cut Weight: 34.65

Color: pink

Country of Origin: India

Description: Antique cushion-cut, fancy intense pink, natural color, VS2 clarity, type IIa, displays bright orangey-red fluorescence when exposed to ultraviolet light (G.I.A.'s lab data) discovered 300 years ago in the Golconda mines.

Name: Pumpkin Diamond

Cut Weight: 5.54

Color: Orange

Country of Origin: Central African Republic

Description: Perhaps the largest fancy vivid orange diamond (5.54 carats), modified cushion-shaped brilliant.

Name: Raven Diamond

Cut Weight: 12.78

Color: black

Description: Trillionth cut black diamond purchased in 2011. The Raven is currently in a private collection in upstate NY.

 

Name: Red Cross Diamond

Cut Weight: 205.07

Color: yellow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Description: 205.07 carats (41.014 g), yellow, cushion-shaped stellar brilliant cut.

 

Name: Regent Diamond

Uncut Weight: 410

Cut Weight: 140.64s

Color: white with pale blue

Country of Origin: India

Description: Weights 140.64 carats (28.128 g), is cushion-shaped stellar brilliant cut, formerly belonging to Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Napoleon Bonaparte, it now resides in the Louvre.

Name: Sancy

Cut Weight: 55.23

Color: Pale yellow

Country of Origin: India

Description: A shield-shaped pale yellow diamond currently in the Louvre, weighing 55.23 carats (11.046 g).

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