Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Some List Of Diamonds


The Akbar Shah, an Indian diamond with a roughly pear-shaped outline and random faceting, including two Arabic inscriptions, the first reading "Shah Akbar, the Shah of the World, 1028 A.H." (the letters mean "After Hegira", the first year of the Muslim era, A.D. 622. The second inscription read "To the Lord of Two Worlds, 1039 A.H. Shah Jehan". The diamond was reportedly part of the original Peacock Throne. Purchased in 1886 in Constantinople by London merchant George Blogg, who recut it from 116 carats to a pear-shape of 71.70 carats, thus destroying the historic inscriptions. Blogg was the last known owner and the stone's whereabouts are presently unknown.
The Allnatt Diamond, a large antique cushion-shaped brilliant Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond.
The Agra Diamond, antique cushion-shaped stellar brilliant, 28 carats.
The Amsterdam Diamond, a 33.74 carat (6.748 g) pear-shaped black diamond which sold for $352,000 in 2001.
The Archduke Joseph Diamond, antique cushion-shaped brilliant, originally weighing 78.54 carats, purchased by Molina Jewelers of Arizona sometime in the late-1990s and slightly recut to 76.45 carats to improve clarity and symmetry. D color, Internally Flawless.
The Beau Sancy, a 34-carat diamond not to be confused with the Sancy.
The Black Orlov, a 67.50 carat cushion-cut black diamond, also called the Eye of Brahma Diamond.
The Blue Heart Diamond, 30.82-carat heart brilliant. Part of the Smithsonian collection.
The Briolette of India Diamond, 90 carats.
The Centenary Diamond, modified heart-shaped brilliant, the world's largest colorless (grade D), flawless diamond.
The Dresden Green Diamond, antique pear-shaped brilliant - its color is the result of natural irradiation
The Dresden White Diamond, 47-carat antique oval brilliant, colorless/near-colorless
The Dresden Yellow Diamond, an antique round cut weighing 38 carats
The Earth Star Diamond a 111.59-carat, pear-shaped diamond with a strong coffee-like brown color.
The Empress Eugenie Diamond, 52-carat antique pear-shaped brilliant with an odd, random facet pattern
The Excelsior Diamond, the largest known diamond in the world prior to the Cullinan
The Florentine Diamond, a lost diamond, light yellow with a weight of 137.27 carats (27.45 g).
The Golden Jubilee Diamond, the largest faceted diamond ever cut at 545.67 carats (109.13 g).
The Great Mogul Diamond, fabled 280-carat mogul-cut diamond, now lost, although presumed by historians to have been recut as the Orlov.
The Gruosi Diamond, a heart-shaped black diamond, weighing 115.34 carats.
The Heart of Eternity Diamond, perhaps the largest Fancy Vivid Blue
The Hope Diamond, Fancy Dark Grayish-Blue and supposedly cursed. Almost certainly cut from the French Blue Diamond
The Hortensia Diamond, peach color, formerly part of the French Crown Jewels. Displayed in the Louvre.
The Jubilee Diamond, originally known as the Reitz Diamond; perhaps the sixth-largest in the world.
The Kazanjian Red Diamond, a 5.05-carat Asscher-cut red diamond formerly known simply as "Red Diamond". It was cut from a 35-carat piece of boart discovered near Lichtenburg, South Africa. It reappeared in 2007 after a 37-year absence from sight, and was purchased by Kazanjian Brothers Inc.
The Koh-i-Noor, a 105 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 Mughal and Persian rulers, it was taken away from the Maharaja Duleep Singh of Lahore and was presented to Queen Victoria during the British Raj, and is now part of the Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Lesotho Promise, is the 15th-largest diamond, the tenth-largest white diamond, and the largest diamond to be found in 13 years
The Millennium Star, at 203 carats is the second-largest colorless (grade D), flawless diamond.
The Moussaieff Red Diamond, the largest known Fancy Red
The Mouna Diamond, 112 carats, Fancy Intense Yellow cushion-shaped brilliant.
The Ocean Dream Diamond, the only known natural Fancy Deep Blue-Green.
The Oppenheimer Diamond, one of the largest gem-quality uncut diamonds in the world.
The Orlov, an Indian mogul cut rumored to have served as the eye of a Hindu statue.
The Paragon Diamond
The Polar Star Diamond, a colorless cushion-shaped stellar brilliant diamond weighing 41.28 carats.
The Porter Rhodes Diamond, a colorless 53-carat Asscher-cut stone.
The Portuguese Diamond, 127-carat antique emerald cut with a pale yellow body color and very strong blue fluorescence. Part of the Smithsonian's collection.
The Premier Rose Diamond, 137.02-carat (27.4 g) stone cut from a 353.9-carat (70.8 g) rough gem of the same name
The Pumpkin Diamond, perhaps the largest Fancy Vivid Orange. 5.54 carats, modified cushion-shaped brilliant.
The Red Cross Diamond, 205 carats, yellow, cushion-shaped stellar brilliant cut.
The Shah Diamond, very old yellow diamond (found approximately in 1450 in India) currently housed in the Diamond Fund in Kremlin
The Star of the East, a 95-carat (19 g) stone once owned by Mrs. Evalyn McLean of Washington DC, who also owned the Hope Diamond.
The Steinmetz Pink Diamond, modified oval brilliant cut (step cut crown, brilliant pavilion), largest known Fancy Vivid Pink.
The Uncle Sam Diamond, the largest discovered in the US, emerald-cut, M color (pale brown), VVS2 clarity.
The Wittelsbach Diamond, 35.52 carats, Fancy Deep Grayish Blue, antique oval stellar brilliant cut. Sold at Christie's, London, December 10, 2008 for $23.4 million, currently the highest price ever paid for a diamond at auction.


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