Diamonds- they are known for their shine, spark, and yes, above all their high pricing range. While nowadays it is possible to have them in affordable range, but the things were not same before. Of course, diamonds have been popular among royal families from centuries. They have been treated as a trademark of royalty and prosperity.
However, even today there is a long list of pricey diamonds. Find out more about these expensive gems here:
Star of Africa- $400 Millions:
Being the largest gem quality diamond ever found in the history, it comes a long way from the mine of origin to the research lab in England. Basically, it was found in the Premier mine near Pretoria, South Africa and now it weighs around 3,106.75 carat. Originally, it was too large that it was cut into 7 major stones and 96 smaller ones. Now it is owned by the British crown and known as the world’s most expensive diamond.
The Hope Diamond- $350 Millions:
Some people know it by the name Le Bijou du Roi. It is around 45.52 carats (9.10 grams) and now found in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It is unique in itself. The beautiful diamond got its blue color from the number of traces of boron in the crystal structure. Hence, if you are looking at it with naked eye, it appears blue, but under ultraviolet light it shines as a red diamond.
Centenary Diamond- $ 100 Millions:
When it comes to colorless and internally and externally flawless diamonds, the De Beers Centenary Diamond is something hard to replace with. Produced by De Beer’s Premier Mine, this3rd largest diamond was classified as a stone of D level by Gemological Institute of America, with a weight of 273.85 carats.
Steinmetz Pink Diamond- $25 Million:
The vivid pink color differentiates it from the other costly gemstones. Do you know a team of eight people, after a long struggle of 20 arduous months brought forth this beautiful diamond in a Mixed Oval Brilliant diamond from the original 100 carat rough stone! Although the mine of origin and date of discovery is unknown, it said to have been discovered in a South African mine. This finest pink-diamond is owned by the Steinmetz Group nowadays.
Now, if you are wondering, where are Koh-i-Noor and Sancy Diamond in the list, then they haven’t been enlisted for a reason. And, that is they are priceless!