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5 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World

5 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World

 

Diamonds are a symbol of enduring love and prosperity. They’ve long been considered as the pinnacle of gemstones. But what’s the most expensive diamond ever to be sold? We went to discover which 10 diamonds are worth more than the rest. Formed at 500 km below the Earth’s crust, often over 3 billion years old, diamonds are created when carbon is subjected to both huge pressure and heat. The rarest diamonds are those exceptionally large in size, or with remarkable colour and clarity. Today, we bring before you the 5 most expensive diamonds in the world.

 

5 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World

5 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World
5 Most Expensive Diamonds In The World

 

  1. The Orange: This 14.82-carat bright orange diamond broke a world record when it sold for 32 million euros in 2013. Generally, pink and blue diamonds are the most sought after, but this rare gem took the world by surprise with its colouring and compact size.

 

  1. The Hope Diamond: Believed to have been discovered in India in the 1600s, the Hope Diamond was bought by King Louis XIV in 1668. This 45.52-carat Fancy Dark Gray-Blue antique cushion cut diamond was later stolen during a crown jewel looting in 1791 but resurfaced in London in 1839. In 1949, Harry Winston purchased this diamond and donated it to the Smithsonian Institution, attracting many tourists. The stone is rumoured to be cursed due to the misfortune and tragedy that many of its previous owners experienced.

 

  1. The Sakura: A purple-pink diamond of 15.81-carat has set a new record as the largest ever to be auctioned, selling for USD 29.3 million or Rs 213 crores in Hong Kong. Set on a platinum ring, the purple-pink diamond named ‘The Sakura’, which translates to the Japanese word for cherry blossom was put under the hammer by the auction house Christie’s. The diamond is classed as ‘fancy vivid’ because of its depth of colour and ‘internally flawless’, meaning any blemishes internally are only visible under a powerful microscope. Just 1% of pink diamonds are said to be larger than 10 carats and just 4% are graded ‘fancy vivid’

 

  1. The Sancy: You will find this yellow diamond in the French Crown Jewel collection in the Louvre in Paris, but it’s had many owners over the years. It was named after Nicolas de Harlay, seigneur de Sancy, a French soldier and diplomat from the 16th century. The pale yellow diamond is 55.23 carats and shaped, conveniently, like a shield. As it’s so rare and expensive, the exact value is unknown.

 

  1. Koh-i-Noor: It is the most expensive diamond in the world, this 105.6- carat, fine, white diamond has passed through many (mainly royal hands) since it was discovered in 1294. Various Sikh, Mughal and Persian rulers owned it and lost it again due to their losses in wars. In 1850, however, the Koh-i-Noor, which means “mountain of light” in Persian, was expropriated by the British East India Company. It is now the property of the British Crown. The exact value of the Koh-i-Noor diamond is unknown, however, but it is rumoured that it is valued at over 1 billion euros.

Subhangee Guha

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