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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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Agra DiamondAgra Diamond
Antique cushion-shaped stellar brilliant, 28 carats (5.6 g).
Color: colorless
Cut Weight(carat): 28.15
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: India

Akbar Shah
An Indian diamond which became famous during the days of the Mughal Empire. A diamond with a roughly pear-shaped outline and random faceting, including two Persian inscriptions, the first reading "Shah Akbar, the Grand King, 1028 A.H." (the letters mean Anno Hegirae). 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 Istanbul by London merchant George Blogg, who re-cut it from 116 carats (23 g) to a pear-shape of 71.70 carats (14.34 g), thus destroying the historic inscriptions. Blogg was the last known owner and the stone's whereabouts are presently unknown.
Color: colorless
Rough Weight(carat): 116
Cut Weight(carat): 71.7
Cut: Pear
Country of origin: India

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

Archduke Joseph DiamondArchduke Joseph Diamond
Antique cushion-shaped brilliant, originally weighing 78.54 carats (15.71 g), purchased by Molina Jewelers of Arizona sometime in the late-1990s and slightly re-cut to 76.45 carats (15.29 g) to improve clarity and symmetry. D color, Internally Flawless.
Color: colorless
Rough Weight(carat): 78.54
Cut Weight(carat): 76.45
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: probably India

Ashberg DiamondAshberg Diamond
It is said that this amber-colored, cushion-shaped diamond weighing 102.48 carats, was formerly part of the Russian Crown Jewels. It must have been a late addition to that collection because the stone bears all the characteristics of one from South Africa. In 1934 the Russian Trade Delegation sold the diamond to Mr. Ashberg, a leading Stockholm banker. The Stockholm firm of Bolin, former Crown Jewellers to the Court of St. Petersburg, mounted it as a pendant. In 1949 the Ashberg was displayed, mounted in a necklace containing diamonds and other gemstones, at the Amsterdam Exhibition, the aim of which was to attract new workers to the diamond industry. Ten years later the Bukowski auction house in Stockholm put the Ashberg up for sale but it failed to reach its reserve and was withdraw. Then its owner succeeded in selling the gem to a private buyer whose name was not revealed. Finally, in May, 1981, Christies auctioned the diamond in Geneva where once again it failed to reach its reserve and was withdrawn. Source: Diamonds - Famous, Notable and Unique by GIA and Famous Diamonds by Ian Balfour.
Color: amber
Cut Weight(carat): 102.48
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: Russia

Beau SancyBeau Sancy
The Beau Sancy is a 34.98-carat (7.00 g) modified "pear double rose cut" diamond that has been owned by a number of European royal houses. In May 2012, it was sold at auction for $9.57 million.
Color: colorless
Cut Weight(carat): 34.98
Cut: Pear

Black OrlovBlack Orlov
a 67.50-carat (13.50 g) cushion-cut black diamond, also called the Eye of Brahma Diamond.
Color: black
Cut Weight(carat): 67.5
Cut: Cushion
Country of origin: India
Date discovered: early 19th century

Blue Heart DiamondBlue Heart Diamond
The Blue Heart weighs 30.82 carats and has a rare, deep blue color. The Parisian firm Atanik Ekyanan of Neuilly cut it into a heart shape in 1909 or 1910, and this date raises the issue of whether the rough stone came from Africa or from India. In 1910 Cartier purchased the diamond and sold it to an Argentinean woman named Mrs. Unzue. At the time, it was set in a lily-of-the-valley corsage and remained so until Van Cleef & Arpels bought the gem in 1953. They exhibited it set in a pendant to a necklace valued at $300,000 and sold it to a European titled family. In 1959 Harry Winston acquired the gem, selling it five years later, mounted in a ring, to Marjorie Merriweather Post. Mrs. Post donated the Blue Heart to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., where it remains to this day.
Color: deep blue
Rough Weight(carat): 103
Cut Weight(carat): 30.82
Cut: Heart

Briolette of India DiamondBriolette of India Diamond
The Briolette of India is a colorless diamond (weighing 90.38 carats (18.08 g)) that was found in India. It is cut in a briolette shape, and is a D-coloured (colourless) type IIa diamond. Its history was thought to date from the 12th century, when it was first acquired by Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Queen consort of King Louis VII of France between 1137 and 1152. This makes the Briolette of India the oldest diamond on record in the world, even older than the famous Koh-i-Noor.
Color: colorless
Cut Weight(carat): 90.38
Cut: Briolette
Country of origin: India
Date discovered: unknown

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

Chloe DiamondChloe Diamond
largest round brilliant-cut diamond ever put on auction. Sold on November 14, 2007 at Sotheby's in Geneva to Georges Marciano of the Guess clothing line for $16.2 million, the second-highest price ever paid for a diamond on auction. Took 2 years to cut.
Color: colorless,D-color
Cut Weight(carat): 84.37
Cut: Round


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