Most Expensive Diamonds The most expensive diamond in the world has a very fantastic price. Some are even priceless. Diamond is one of the luxury gemstones that has a high value. This precious stone is widely use as jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and so on. In the jewelry industry itself, the price of diamonds can be considere as the most expensive.
Here are the 5 most expensive diamonds in the world.
1. The Kohinoor
also known as the “Mountain of Light”, is the most expensive diamond in the world. The Kohinoor diamond is even priceless because of its uniqueness. This diamond has an oval shape and weighs 105.6 carats. It thought that this diamond originate in India, the gemstone part of the Mughal Peacock Throne. Later, this diamond was controversially transferre to Queen Victoria when the British annexed Punjab.
Since the 19th century, the diamond has remained in the possession of the British royal family. The Kohinoor placed on the obverse of a crown worn by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother – the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Kohinoor last seen in public in 2002 when the crown place over the Queen Mother’s casket.
2. The Cullinans
The Cullinan diamond originally weighed 3.106 carats, making it the largest rough diamond in the world. This diamond was discovere in South Africa in 1905 by Thomas Cullinan. If the Cullinan diamond found today. It would cost an estimate US$400 million. There 9 large cut diamonds totaling about 1.055 carats in addition to other minor cuts. The largest cut known as the Cullinan I and weighs 530.20 carats, making it the largest cut diamond in the world. Cullinan I is owne by Queen Elizabeth II.
3.The Hope Diamond
The Hope diamond was discovere around 1600 in India. This diamond weighs 45 carats. After being purchase by King Louis XIV, this diamond stolen in 1792 and appeare again in London in 1812. After many times changing hands, this diamond finally ended up in the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 until today. It is estimate that the price of this diamond reaches US $ 200-350 million.
4. De Beers Centenary
The De Beers Centenary diamond is the third largest diamond ever discovere at the Premier Mine, South Africa. Although this diamond was discovere in 1986, its existence only announced 2 years later. Originally the diamond weighed 599 carats which then cut into a heart-shaped gem weighing 273.85 carats with 247 perfectly aligne sides. Although the diamond’s purchase price and owner are unknown, it was insure by De Beers for more than US$100 million.
5. The Pink Star
The Pink Star diamond was discovere in South Africa by De Beers in 1999. This diamond has an oval shape and weighed 132.5 carats at the time. Subsequently this diamond was purchase by the Steinmetz Group and cut the diamond to 59.6 carats over 2 years.
This diamond was first shown in Monaco in 2003. At that time, the diamond’s name was the Steinmetz Pink diamond. Then in April 2017, this diamond sold for US$ 71.2 million at auction to the Chow Tai Fook company in Hong Kong. Then the name of this diamond was change to CTF Pink Star in memory of the late chairman Chow Tai Fook’s father.