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Top Ten Diamonds in the World

Diamonds have fascinated mankind for centuries. Their sheer beauty and elegance brought out by the master craftsman of the time. The most expensive diamonds ever known have been on display around the world, but you get to see them all right here. The ten most expensive diamonds of all time are right before your eyes.

Number 10

The Allnet Diamond worth $3 million

This was named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt and weighs 101.29 carats. It is a cushion cut and rated as a fancy yellow diamond.

The Allnatt Diamond comes in at the tenth most expensive diamond.

 

Number 9

The Moussaieff Red Diamond

This 5.11 carat diamond has been rated as a brilliant Fancy Red color and is claimed to be the largest Fancy Red in the world.

 

most expensive diamond The Moussaieff Red diamond
The brilliant Moussaieff Red Diamond is largest in the world.

 

Number 8

The Heart of Eternity

Here we finda  beautiful and Vivid Blue diamond at 27.64 carats. This diamond was found in a South African mine and believed to be one of the most rare of the Fancy Vivid Blue diamonds.

 

most expensive diamond the heart of etenity diamond
A soft, beautiful, and yet so vivid blue Hear of Eternity Diamond.

 

Number 7

The Wittelsbach Diamond (Der Blaue Wittelsbacher) has been compared to the clarity and color of the Hope Diamond. This one is a total of 35.36 carats and has become part of the crown jewels of the Austrian and Bavarian countries.

 

most expensive diamond wittelsbach diamond
A gorgeous rounded blue diamond called the Wittelsbach Diamond.

 

Number 6

The Steinmetz Pink

A 59.60 carat diamond rated as Fancy Vivid Pink by the GIA, it is the largest ever with this rating. It is said to be displayed at the Smithsonian, “The Splendor of Diamonds”

 

most expensive diamond the steinmetz pink diamond
The largest pink diamond known is called the Steinmetz Pink Diamond.

Number 5

The De Beers Centenary Diamond

As a flawless diamond in all respects, this 273.85 carat diamond has the distinction of being the 3rd largest in the world.

 

most expensive diamond debeers centenary diamond
The Centenary Diamond is considered flawless internally and externally.

 

Number 4

The Hope Diamond is worth $350 million and weighs 45.52 carats and gives off a bluish color. Currently it is housed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

 

most expensive diamond the hope diamond
The Hope Diamond known as the most famous of all diamonds.

 

Number 3

The Cullinan Diamond

This is a monster of a diamond at 3,106.75 carats and considered the biggest in size for a rough cut diamond. Polished size left this diamond with a modest 530.2 carats.

 

most expensive diamond the cullinan diamond
The largest rough cut diamond became the Cullinan Diamond.

The Cullinan Diamond

 

Second Place

This is a priceless diamond with no estimated value given. The Sancy diamond is ab55.23 carat diamond. Being the first symmetrically cut diamond, it is somewhat unusual since it has no pavilion.

 

most expensive diamond the sancy diamond
The Sancy Diamond is considered as a priceless gem with no estimated value.

The Sancy Diamond

 

First Place and our Winner!

The Koh-I-Noor, which means “Mountain of Light” stems from Persia and comes in at 105 carats was once touted as the largest in the world at the time of its discovery. It is under the care of the British Crown in the HM Tower, a popular tourist stop.

 

most expensive diamond Koh-I-Noor diamond
The Koh-I-Noor diamond is rated priceless and in the care of the British Crown.

Koh-I-Noor diamond

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