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The World's Most Famous Diamonds

Many of the world’s most famous diamonds have been lost to history; they were either re-cut as is the case with the most famous diamond of all, the Koh-I-Noor, or their whereabouts is unknown. Read more »

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Pasha: World Famous Diamonds

Considered the finest gem in the Egyptian Treasury, the Pasha “weighs 40 carats, is of octagonal form, is brilliant cut, and is of very good quality and lively”, according to reports. Read more »

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Nur-ul-ain: World Famous Diamonds

The Nur-ul-ain is a brilliant-cut oval diamond of around 60 carats. Its name means “light of the eye” in Persian and Arabic. Read more »

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Idol’s Eye: World Famous Diamonds

The Idol’s Eye is a 70.21-carat Golconda diamond, possessing a blue tinge characteristic of many diamonds from that source, and shaped like an Old Mine cut – but with nine main facets instead of eight. Read more »

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Hope Diamond: World Famous Diamonds

The 45.52-carat, steel-blue Hope diamond  started life as a rough crystal weighing 112 carats.  Read more »

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Great Table: World Famous Diamonds

The Great Table diamond was first reported by gem merchant Tavernier in 1642. Read more »

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Great Mogul: World Famous Diamonds

According to the famous French diamond merchant and explorer Jean Baptiste Tavernier, the Great Mogul was discovered around 1550 in the Gani mine near Galconda (India), and weighed 780 carats in the rough. Read more »

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Florentine: World Famous Diamonds

Once the great yellow diamond of the Medici Family, this historic Indian stone was actually light yellow with a slight green overtone, and fashioned in highly irregular form; it was a double rose-cut diamond with nine sides and 126 facets weighing 137.27 carats. Read more »

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Dresden Green: World Famous Diamonds

The Dresden Green is a 40.70-carat green diamond measuring 29.75mm x 19.88mm x 10.29mm.  Read more »

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Darya-i-noor Pink Diamond: World Famous Diamonds

Considered the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat Darya-i-noor is a crudely-fashioned, pink, table or taviz-cut diamond with a name that means river of light. Read more »

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Cullinan 1-9: World Famous Diamonds

Weighing in at a whopping 3,106 carats, the Cullinan is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. Read more »

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Black Orlov: World Famous Diamonds

According to the legend, the 67.50-carat, cushion-cut Black Orlov is said to have taken its name from the Russian Princess Nadia Vyegin-Orlov, to whom it belonged during the mid-eighteenth century. Read more »

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French Blue: World Famous Diamonds

Between 1671 and 1673, well before it became the Hope diamond, the brilliant-blue French Blue diamond was cut from the Tavernier Blue diamond. Read more »

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Tavernier Blue: World Famous Diamonds

There are diamonds of many different colours that are of high value. There are diamonds as green as the Elysian Fields, as black as the night sky and as yellow as the sun's own fire, but few are as exquisite and as rare as diamonds blessed with the hue of a deep ocean blue. Read more »

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Koh-i-noor: World Famous Diamonds

It has been said that whoever owned the Koh-i-noor ruled the world. Indeed, it has been the centre of many bitter battles, particularly across India and Persia, and nations continue to lay claim to its ownership even today. Read more »

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