Diamonds are just some pieces of charcoal at first. After applying immense pressure and numerous cuts, these pieces turn out to become precious diamonds. Every woman on Earth loves Diamonds. The beauty of diamonds is so admirable and attracts almost everyone who puts an eye on them. There are many antique diamonds available in the world. Earlier these were mostly owned by the rich Kings and Queens. They used these diamonds in their crowns or necklaces or kept them in their castles.
These diamonds are so expensive that common people can’t even think of owning them. Some of these precious diamonds are so priceless that their actual worth cannot be estimated till now. Here is a list of some top 10 most rare and expensive diamonds of the world in 2018.
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10. Allnatt Diamond
This is a fancy vivid yellow colored diamond. It has a cushion cut and weighs up to 20.258g (101.29 carats). It was originated in South Africa. A soldier, Alfred Ernest Allnatt, was the original owner of this diamond. It is now owned by SIBA Corporation and has an estimated worth of $3 Millions.
9. The Heart of Eternity Diamond
The Hearth of Eternity is a fancy vivid blue colored diamond. It has a heart cut and weighs up to 5.528g (27.64 carats). It was originated in South Africa and De Beers was the original owner of this diamond. The Heart of Eternity belongs to a rare class of diamonds. Its estimated value is $16 Millions. The original owner of the diamond is unknown.
8. Moussaieff Red Diamond
The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a fancy red colored diamond. It has a trilliant (triangular brilliant) cut and weighs up to 1.022g (5.11 carats). It was originated in Brazil and was discovered by an unnamed Brazilian Farmer. It the world’s best known red diamond. It is now owned by the Moussaieff Jewelers Limited and its estimated value is $20 Millions.
7. Pink Star Diamond
The Pink Star is a famous vivid pink colored diamond. It has a mixed coral brilliant cut and weighs 11.920g (59.60 carats). At present, it is the finest and the third largest pink diamond in the world. It was originated in a diamond mine in Africa and was initially known as Steinmetz Pink Diamond. The Original owner of this diamond was Sheikh Ahmed Hassan Fitaihi. The Pink Star has a unique feature of step-cut crown and the brilliant cut pavilion. The diamond is now owned by the Steinmetz Group of Companies and has an estimated worth of $71.2 Millions.
6. Wittelsbach Graff Diamond
The Wittelsbach Graff Diamond is a fancy deep blue colored diamond. It as a unique oval stellar brilliant cut and weighs up to 6.212g (31.06 carats). The diamond was originated in the mines of Andhra Pradesh in India. The King Philippe IV of Spain was the original owner of the diamond. It is now owned by the Father Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. Estimated value of The Wittlelsbach Graff Diamond is $80 Millions.
5. Centenary Diamond
The Centenary Diamond is a Grade D colorless diamond which is the highest grade of colorless diamonds. It has a modified heart shaped brilliant cut and weighs up to 54.770g (273.85 carats). It was originated in South Africa. De Beers is the original owner and is therefore known as De Beers Centenary Diamond. It is declared internally and externally flawless diamond. De Beers refused to name the original owner of this diamond. Estimated value of the Centenary Diamond is $100 Millions.
4. The Hope Diamond
This is a fancy dark grayish blue colored diamond. It has an antique cushion cut and weighs up to 9.104g (45.52 carats). It was originated in the mines of Andhra Pradesh in India. The diamond was originally owned by the King Louis XIV. There was a rumor that the Hope Diamond carries a curse. This can be possible that the agents spread this rumor just to arouse the interest of the public in the diamond. Presently, the diamond is owned by the Smithsonian Institution and has an estimated worth of $350 Millions.
3. Cullinan Diamond
The Cullinan Diamond is a nearly colorless diamond. It has 105 stones of assorted cuts and weighs up to 621.350g (310.75 carats). It was originated in South Africa. The diamond was originally owned by Premier Diamond Mining Company and was named after its chairman Thomas Cullinan. At present, the diamond is privately owned by the Queen Elizabeth II in the left of her crown. The Cullinan Diamond has an estimated value of $400 Million.
2. Sancy Diamond
The Sancy Diamond is a pale yellow colored diamond. It has shield shaped modified brilliant cut and weighs 11.046g (55.23 carats). It was originated in India and initially belonged to Mughals. The Sancy Diamond has no upper or lower edge. It is known to be one of the most rare and pretty yellow diamonds. The diamond is currently owned by The Louvre of Paris in France. It has no exact value and is known to be the second most expensive diamond in the world.
1. Koh-I-Noor Diamond
The Koh-I-Noor Diamond is a colorless diamond. It has an oval brilliant cut and weighs up to 21.1024g (105.602 carats). It is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world which is 1.4 inch long, 1.3 inch wide and 0.5 inch deep in dimensions. It was originated in the Kollur Mine in India. At present, the Koh-I-Noor Diamond is privately owned by the Queen Elizabeth II in the right side of her crown. The Indian Government made all possible efforts for the return of the Koh-I-Noor diamond but the British Government refused to return it. The diamond is displayed in the Jewel House in London to be seen by the visitors from all over the world. the diamond has no fixed value and is therefore considered to be priceless.
This was the list of top most expensive diamonds in the world. All these diamonds have almost travelled the whole world and have been owned by many different people across the world. They have passed through so many cuts and pressure and gained such an expensive value. They are an example of immense beauty.