We all know that the elegant beauty of any diamond is priceless. Even still, every once in a while a diamond can come along that inspires awe and amazement in even the most enthusiastic diamond lover. For us at Primestyle.com diamonds are more than just a passion – they are a way of life.
To share our incredible love of all things diamond with our valued customers we have collected a list of the ten most expensive diamonds in the world. Once you see their incredible sparkle for yourself, you’ll understand why purchasing diamonds at incredibly affordable prices from Primestyle.com gets you more than just a piece of jewelry – it gets you a piece of pure splendor.
10. The Allnatt Diamond
First on our list is a stunning diamond named after the late Major Alfred Ernest. With a cushion-cut and weighing 101.29 Carats, there can be no doubt about its amazing sparkle. Although the time and location of its discovery are still uncertain, it is believed to have been found at a De Beers Diamond mine.
One thing is for sure though – this incredible diamond definitely deserves its place as one of the premiere diamonds in the world. With a Gemological Institute of America estimated price of $3 million, it is without a doubt one of the most valuable diamonds on earth.
9. The Moussaieff Red Diamond
Discovered in 1990 by a local Brazilian farmer, this is the largest red-colored triangular cut diamond in the entire world. Although its 5.11CT weight may seem small, it is enough to make this diamond the largest of its type and thus one of the most valuable pieces anywhere. It is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd.
8. The Heart of Eternity
Uncertainty still exists about the exact year this beautiful piece was discovered in a mine in South Africa. Its 27.64 Carats is so rare for a diamond of its Fancy Vivid Blue color that the Gemological Institute of America has rated it one of the most valuable diamonds ever found at an estimated $16 million.
7. Wittelsbach Diamond
The first diamond on our list to come from a set of Crown Jewels, the Wittelbach diamond was once part of the royal collection of the Austrian and Bavarian royal families. It was renamed in 2008 to the Wittelbasch-Graff diamond after its purchase by London based jeweler Laurence Graff. Having a total weight of 31.06 Carats after being re-cut it is estimated to have a value of $16.4 million.
6. The Steinmetz Pink
Next to nothing is known about the place, origin, or year when this spectacular 59.60 Carat diamond was discovered. One thing that is certain since its unveiling in the Principality of Monaco on May 29, 2009 is that it is a one-of-a-kind treasure. Part of the Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamonds” exhibition it is valued at an incredible $25 million.
5. De Beers Centenary Diamond
A diamond with absolutely no flaws of any kind – internal or external – this exquisite diamond was discovered in a DeBeers Company mine. It ranks itself amongst the largest and colorless diamonds in the world. It’s almost too big to believe 273.85 total Carat weight is estimated to be worth $100 million.
4. The Hope Diamond
Perhaps the most known and beloved diamond in the entire world, this beautiful 45.52 Carat diamond is also one of the most expensive known to man. Valued at a stratospheric $350 million the Hope Diamond is not currently for sale, housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA where it can be seen by adoring admirers from all over the world.
3. The Cullinan Diamond
The Cullian diamond is the largest rough diamond ever found. Currently a part of the crown jewels of the United Kingdom, this rough gem held a breathtaking 3,106.75 total Carats. Two cut diamonds have been forged from it since its discovery in 1905. One, known as the “Star of Africa” is 530.2 carats, and the other “Lesser Star of Africa” is 545.67 carats. The estimated price for the largest piece of bling on earth? A jaw-dropping $400 million.
2. The Sancy Diamond
This incredible 55.23 carat pale yellow diamond with symmetrical facets is believed to be of Indian origin. Appraised to be literally priceless, the Sancy Diamond is named after the first owner Nicholas Harlai, Seigneur de Sancy. It is currently on display at Apollo Gallery of the Louvre Museum located in France.
India’s most famous diamond, Koh-I-Noor, was discovered in Andhra Pradesh before being seized by the British East India Company prior to India’s independence. It has been passed down in the generations since as part of the crown jewels of the United Kingdom. The 105 carats of this breathtaking diamond are too valuable to have a price tag attached.