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Famous Diamonds

"Diamonds in the rough" or diamonds taken from the earth are not considered beautiful. They must be cut and polished to exhibit the charateristics of fire and brilliance associated with fine gemstones. On this page, you will find some of the world's most famous cut and polished diamonds.


Conde Pink Diamond

Conde Pink
The “Condé (Pink) Diamond” or “Le Grand Condé” is a pear-shaped diamond weighing 9.01 carats. Find out its history here.

de Beers Millenium Star Diamond

de Beers Millennium Star
The Millennium Star diamond weighs 203.04 carats, is purportedly the only known diamond in the world internally and externally rated “flawless.” Find out its history here.

de Beers Diamond

de Beers
The de Beers is a cushion-cut diamond weighing 234.65 carats and is considered the 7th largest faceted diamond in the world. Find out its history here.

De Young Red Diamond

De Young Red
The De Young is 5.03 carats in weight and is a round brilliant-cut diamond and acknowledged as the third largest red diamond in the world. Find out its history here.


Dresden Green Diamond

Dresden Green
The Dresden Green Diamond is a 41 carat rare, Type IIa, natural green diamond, which probably originated in India. Find out its history here.

Eureka Diamond

Eureka
The Eureka diamond weighs 10.73-carats and is a cushion-shaped brilliant - the first diamond discovered in South Africa. Find out its history here.

Florentine Diamond

Florentine
The Florentine Diamond is a lost diamond of Indian origin. It is light yellow in colour with very slight green overtones and weighs 137.27 carats. Find out its history here.

Golden Jubilee Diamond

Golden Jubilee
The Golden Jubilee Diamond is the largest cut and faceted diamond in the world, weighing 545.67 carats. Find out its history here.

Graff Pink Diamond

Graff Pink
The Graff Pink is a rare 24.78 carat pink diamond, described as "one of the greatest diamonds ever discovered". Find out its history here.

Heart of Eternity Diamond

Heart of Eternity
The Heart of Eternity is a diamond weighing 27.64 carats  whose color is described as "Fancy Vivid Blue." Find out its history here.

Hortensia Diamond

Hortensia
The Hortensia diamond weighs 20 carats and is a pale orangey-pink color, somewhat flat and rectangular in shape and is cut on five sides.  Find out its history here.

Red Cross Diamond

Red Cross
The Red Cross is a canary yellow cushion-shaped diamond weighing 205.07 carats.  Find out its history here.

Hope Diamond

Hope
The Hope Diamond, also known as Le Bijou du Roi ("the King's Jewel"), is a large, 45.52-carat, deep-blue diamond, Find out its history here.

Incomparable Diamond

Incomparable
The Incomparable is a fancy brownish-yellow diamond weighing 407.48 carats; it is the third largest diamond ever cut.  Find out its history here.

Koh-i-Noor Diamond

Koh-i-Noor
The Koh-i-Noor (Persian for "Mountain of Light") is a dazzling oval-cut brilliant diamond weighing 105.6 carats - it is thought to have originated in India. Find out its history here.

Mouawad Splendor Diamond

Mouawad Splendor
A pear-shaped D-color diamond weighing 101.84 carats - one of the largest cut diamonds in the world regarded by gemologists as colorless and internally flawless. Find out its history here.

Moussaieff Red Diamond

Moussaieff Red
The Moussaieff Red  (formerly known as the "Red Shield Diamond") is a diamond weighing 5.11 carats and is the world's largest known red diamond. Find out its history here.

Tereshenko Diamond

Tereshenko
The pear shaped Tereshchenko, sometimes known as the "Tereshchenko Blue," is a 42.92 carat rare, blue diamond.  Find out its history here.

Tiffany Diamond

Tiffany
One of the largest yellow diamonds in the world, the Tiffany was cut down into a cushion shape of 128.54 carats. Find out its history here.

Whittlesbach Diamond

Wittelsbach
The Wittelsbach weighs 35.56 carats and is thought to be pure apart from a few surface scratches caused by handling over time. Find out its history here.



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