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Famous Diamonds Chart (A Searchable Collection of Famous Diamond in the World)

This is a searchable collection of  famous diamonds in the world. Famous diamonds  have been talked about or written about in various stories and official documents, they are part of our world's history and have been found in various parts of the world by all types of people. The chart is  resource for your diamond buying and collecting.
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Allnatt DiamondAllnatt Diamond
A 101.29-carat (20.26 g) antique cushion-shaped brilliant fancy vivid yellow diamond.
Color: yellow
Cut Weight(carat): 101.29
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: probably South Africa
Date discovered: unknown (pre-1950s)

Amsterdam DiamondAmsterdam Diamond
A 33.74 carat (6.748 g) pear-shaped black diamond which sold for $352,000 in 2001.
Color: black
Cut Weight(carat): 33.74
Cut: Pear
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1973

Centenary DiamondCentenary Diamond
273.85 carats (54.77 g), modified heart-shaped brilliant, the world's largest colorless (grade D), flawless diamond.
Color: colorless
Rough Weight(carat): 599
Cut Weight(carat): 273.85
Cut: Heart
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 17 July 1986

Cora Sun-Drop DiamondCora Sun-Drop Diamond
largest known pear-shape fancy vivid yellow diamond, found in South-Africa
Color: yellow
Cut Weight(carat): 110.3
Cut: Pear
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 2010

Cross of AsiaCross of Asia
discovered in 1902 in South Africa as a 280-carat (56 g) crystal. At first diamond was cut to 142 carats (28 g), and next the cut was three times changed to 112 carats (22 g), a cushion-cut of 109.28 carats (the weight Lawrence Copeland's "Diamonds - Famous, Notable and Unique" lists it at) measuring 1? ? ? inches, and finally into a radiant-cut gem of 79.12 carats (15.82 g) to eliminate all flaws. It is Fancy Yellow and Internally Flawless.
Color: yellow
Rough Weight(carat): 200
Cut Weight(carat): 142
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1902

Cullinan DiamondCullinan Diamond
the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found at 3106.75 carats (621.35 g). It was cut into 105 diamonds including the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, 530.2 carats (106.04 g), and the Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, 317.4 carats (63.48 g), both of which are now part of the British Crown Jewels.
Color: colorless
Rough Weight(carat): 3106.75
Cut: Assorted (Cushions, Pears, Marquises)
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1905

Cullinan Heritage diamondCullinan Heritage diamond
set the record for the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond in February 2010 when it was sold for $35.3m (23m) to a Hong Kong jeweller. Petra Diamonds mined the stone in 2009 at their Cullinan Diamond Mine (formerly the Premier Mine) in South Africa.
Color: colorless
Cut: Rough Diamond
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 2009

De Young Red DiamondDe Young Red Diamond
weighing 5.03 carats (1.01 g), the fourth-largest known red diamond GIA graded as the FANCY DARK REDDISH BROWN, was bought in a flea market on a hatpin by Sidney deYoung a prominent Boston estate jewelry merchant. It was donated by him to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Color: red
Cut Weight(carat): 5.03
Cut: Round
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1927

widely considered to be the largest artificially irradiated diamond in the world, at 104.52 carats (20.90 g).
Color: yellow
Cut Weight(carat): 104.52
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: Premier Mine,South Africa

Earth Star DiamondEarth Star Diamond
Earth Star Diamond was found at South African mine of De Beers, the Jagersfontein Mine on May 16, 1967. The diamond came from the 2,500-foot (760 m) level of the volcanic diamond-bearing pipe. The rough gem weighed 248.9 carats (49.8 g) and was cut into a 111.59 carats (22.32 g) pear-shaped gem with a strong brown color and extraordinary brilliance. The diamond was bought in 1983 for $900,000.
Color: brown
Cut Weight(carat): 111.59
Cut: Pear
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: May 16, 1967

Eureka DiamondEureka Diamond
the first diamond found in South Africa, a yellow-brown 21.25-carat (4.25 g) stone (before cutting) resulting in a finished diamond 10.73 carats (2.15 g)
Color: yellow-brown
Rough Weight(carat): 21.25
Cut Weight(carat): 10.73
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1867

Excelsior DiamondExcelsior Diamond
the largest known diamond in the world prior to the Cullinan at 970 carats (190 g), it was later cut into 10 pieces of various sizes (13C68 carats)
Color: colorless
Rough Weight(carat): 970
Cut Weight(carat): 68
Cut: Rough Diamond
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: June 30, 1893


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