Musics such as Diamonds are forever or Diamonds are a girl’s best friend have been immortalizing the cult around diamonds gem stones.
The most expensive diamonds have been on the most private collections in the world. The rich and the kings own the most of them. Diamonds have been, for hundreds of years, the most wanted mining products.
Some have been found in backyards, others in rivers, but the most of them in mines. Some diamonds are priceless, because of it’s size or degree of purity or even color. But most of them have a price.
Let’s take a look at those most expensive diamond in the world…
The Cullinan | $ 400 Millions
Considered till 1985 as the world’s biggest diamond, The Cullinan is 3,106,75 carats (621.35 grams) and was the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found in the world. Is actually known as Cullinan I or Star Africa first and, after polished, become to be 530.2 carats (106.0 grams).
The Hope Diamond | $350 Millions
Although its color is blue, under an ultraviolet light it shines phosphorous red. The Hope diamond after cut is 45.52 carats (9.10 grams) and this lovely piece is located in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
De Beers Centenary Diamond | $ 100 Millions
The De Beers Centenary Diamond is the 3rd largest diamond has been produced by the Mine. Gemological Institute of America has classified this gem as D level because of its high grade colorless and flawless.
The Steinmetz Pink | $ 25 Millions
The Steinmetz Pink is a 59.60 carats (11.92 grams) diamond rated as Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. It’s known to be the largest diamond that gives a Fancy vivid pink color ever. It had been displayed as part of Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamons” exhibition.
Wittelsbach Diamond | $ 16.4 Millions
The Wittelsbach diamond is a 35.36 carats (7.11 g) blue diamond with size of 40 mm in diameter and a 8.29 mm in depth, with a VS 2 classification in clarity. It has become part of both Austrian and Bavarian crown jewels.