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List of the Largest Diamonds In the World

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Biggest diamonds in the world ranked by carat weight as a rough stone



Photo

Name

Carats (rough)

Carats (after cut)

Shape

Date of discovery

Place of discovery

Current owner

 

The Cullinan I

3106,75

530,2

Pear

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan II

3106,75

317,4

Cushion

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan III (lower)

3106,75

94,4

Pear

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan IV (upper)

3106,75

63,3

Cushion

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan V

3106,75

18,8

Heart

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II






The Cullinan VI

3106,75

11,5

Marquise

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)


Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan VII (lower)

3106,75

8,8

Marquise

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 

The Cullinan VIII (upper)

3106,75

6,8

Oblong brilliant

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II

 



 

The Cullinan IX

3106,75

4,39

Pear

1905

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Queen Elisabeth II



The Nameless

1000

489,07

Rectangular

Unknown

Probably Brazil or Centrafrica

Unknown



The Excelsior I

995,20

69,68 (original stone was cut into 21 gems)

Pear

1893

Jagersfontein Mine

Robert Mouawad



Star of Sierra Leone

969

53,96 (original stone was cut into 17 gems)

Pear

1972

Diminco Mine (Sierra Leone)

Harry Winston



The Incomparable

890

407,48

Triolette

1980

Congo

Louis Glick



The Millennium Star

777

203,04

Pear

1990

Mbuji-Mayi district of Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

De Beers






The Woyie River






770

original stone was cut into 30 gems (the largest one weighted 31.35 cts and became known as the Victory diamond)






Emerald






1945





Woyie River (Sierra Leone)






Unknown



The Golden Jubilee

755

545,67

Rose cushion

1985

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Government of Thailand


The President Vargas

726,60

48,26 (original stone was cut into 29 gems)

Emerald

1938

Brazil

(San Antonio River)

Unknown



The Jonker

726

125.35 (original stone was cut into 13 gems)

Emerald

1934

Elandsfontein

(near Premier Mine - South Africa)

Unknown



The Jubilee

650,80

245,35

Cushion

1895

Jagersfontein Mine

(South Africa)

Robert Mouawad



The Sefadu

620

620

Uncut

1970

Diminco Mine (Sierra Leone)

Lazare Kaplan



The Kimberley Octahedron

616

616

Uncut

1964

Dutoitspan Mine (South Africa)

De Beers



The Lesotho Promise

603

75 (cut into 26 gems)

Pear set on a necklace /w its 25 other satellites stone

2006

Letseng Mine (South Africa)

Lawrence Graff of London



The Lesotho Brown

601

71,73 (cut into 18 gems)

Emerald

1967

Letseng Mine (South Africa)

Unknown

 

The Centenary

599

273,85

Modified heart

1986

Premier Mine (South Africa)

Unknown



The Spirit

Of

De Grisogono

587

312,24

Mogul

Unknown

West

Central Africa

Unknown

 



The Letseng Legacy

493.24

unknown

Uncut

2007

Letseng Mine (Lesotho)

SAFDICO (Graff Jewellers)

 

 




The Kimberley

490

55,09

Emerald

1921

Kimberley Mine (South Africa)

Unknown

 

 



The De Beers

428,50

234,69

Cushion

1888

De Beers Mine (South Africa)

Disapeared

 

 



The Regent

410

141

Cushion

1698

Paritala-Kollur Mine (India)

Musée du Louvre (France)

 

 



The Orloff

Unknown (supposed to be 300)

194

Antique rose

First appearance in 1750

South India

Kremlin Museum (Moscow)

 

 



The Oppenheimer

253,70

253,70

Octo-hedral

(uncut)

1964

Dutoitspan Mine (South Africa)

Smithsonian Institute

 

 




The Hope Diamond

115

45,52

Antique cushion

Unknown but probably around 1653

Kollur Mine (India)

Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC)

 

 

 

 

All famous diamonds 

 

 

 

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