|Famous Diamonds Chart
|Star of Sierra Leone|
cut into smaller pieces, the largest of which is 53.96 carats (10.79 g).
Rough Weight(carat): 968.9
Cut: Rough Diamond
Country of origin: Sierra Leone
Date discovered: Feb 14, 1972
|Star of South Africa|
also known as the Dudley Diamond. This must not be confused with the Star of Africa. The Star of South Africa was the initial name given to this diamond, when it was purchased as an 83.5-carat (16.7 g) rough diamond. The diamond is a D-color, pear-shaped stellar brilliant cut stone, weighing 47.69 carats (9.54 g).
Rough Weight(carat): 83.5
Cut Weight(carat): 47.69
Country of origin: Cape Colony(South Africa)
Date discovered: 1869
|Star of the East|
a 95-carat (19 g), pear-shaped, D-color stone, of unknown clarity grade.once owned by Evalyn Walsh McLean of Washington DC, who also owned the Hope Diamond.The diamond is a 94.80-carat
Cut Weight(carat): 95
Country of origin: probably South African
|Star of the Season|
a 100.10-carat (20.02 g) pear-shaped D-color, Internally Flawless stone. At $16,548,750 US it held the world record for the highest price paid for a diamond at auction until the sale of the Wittelsbach-Graff diamond in 2008.
Cut Weight(carat): 100.1
a diamond which received a "perfect" 0/0/0 rating from the American Gem Society, weighing 3.03 carats (0.61 g) rough and 1.09 carats (0.22 g) cut. On exhibit at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, where it was found in 1990.
Rough Weight(carat): 3.03
Cut Weight(carat): 1.09
Country of origin: America
Date discovered: 1990
purchased by Richard Burton for his wife Elizabeth Taylor, weighing 68 carats (14 g).The original rough diamond was found in 1966 in the Premier Mine in South Africa, weighing 241 carats (48 g).
Cut Weight(carat): 68
Country of origin: South Africa
Date discovered: 1966