Largest Rarest and Famous Diamonds

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Featuring some of the world's most beautiful rarities !

An exceptionally rare colored diamond will be a highlight of Sotheby’s New York spring Magnificent Jewels sale on April 20. The 7.67-carat type-IIa fancy intense pinkish-orange diamond ring is believed to be the largest internally flawless diamond of this pinkish-orange color graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to date.

Internally Flawless Blue Marquise

A 3.18-ct. internally flawless marquise-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ring fetched more than $3,200,000 at a Sotheby's auction. The diamond is set within a contemporary openwork diamond mounting designed as a flower.

Mandarin Orange, a 4.19-Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond and Diamond Ring sold for $2,900,000 which was the highest price for any fancy vivd orange diamond at auction.

The Martian Pink. This 12.04-carat fancy intense pink diamond will be offered at Christies Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 29, 2012. The diamond is the property of a private collector who purchased it from Harry Winston in 1976, the same year the Viking 1 mission successfully landed on Mars. Christies states the diamond is the largest round fancy intense pink diamond to ever appear at auction.

Billed as the largest known Fancy Vivid Yellow pear-shaped diamond, this sparkler sold for about $10,900,000 at Sotheby's Sale of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva in November 2011.

Sotheby's sold a 6.01-carat fancy vivid blue and pink diamond ring for $10,100,000 at a Hong Kong auction

This 10-carat fancy light purplish-pink diamond is radiant cut with SI1 clarity. The pink diamond originated from a rare rough stone of 21.35 carats found in a South African mine, making it one of the largest pink diamonds ever mined. It was displayed recently by Canadian Jeweler Brinks with a price tag of $2,252,000.

The Golden Maharaja. This 65.57-carat gem is graded Fancy Dark Orange-Brown, with VS2 clarity and a slightly modified cutting style. Auctioned by Sotheby's in 2006, it sold for $1,382,400.

The Porter Rhodes. This 54.04-carat Asscher-cut gem is a D-color sparkler. It was discovered in Africa in 1880 and has been recut from its original old mine cut.

The Graff Pink is a 24.78 carat emerald cut fancy intense pink diamond. It was purchased at Sothebys in 2010 by London jeweler Laurence Graff, who paid $46,158,674 - the highest price ever bid for a jewel at auction.

Chopard Chameleon diamond. This $10,000,000 chameleon diamond appears green in bright light but looks yellow in darkness. It is the largest chameleon diamond known to exist.

The Millennium Star. At 203.04 carats, this is the sixth-largest colorless, gem-quality diamond ever discovered.

The Nur-ul-ain, “light of the eye”is a brilliant-cut oval diamond of around 60 carats. Together with the even larger Darya-i-noor diamond, it is considered one of the two most-celebrated gems among the Iranian crown jewels, where it remains to this day.

The Darya-i-noor, ‘sea of light’ is the world’s largest pink diamond, weighing 186 carats. It is table cut with exceptional clarity. The diamond came from India's famous Golconda mine and is part of the crown jewels of Iran.

The DeYoung Red Diamond is a modified round brilliant cut diamond that has a clarity grade of VS-2 and weighs 5.03 carats. Boston Jeweler S. Sydney DeYoung acquired the diamond as part of a collection of estate jewelry in which it was wrongly identified as a garnet. He donated the diamond to the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection in 1987.

The Wittelsbach-Graff diamond. According to the Gemological Institute of America, the 31.06 carat diamond “… is the largest Flawless or Internally flawless, Fancy Deep Blue, Natural Color we have graded to date…” English diamond collector and jeweler Laurence Graff, paid more than $24,000,000 for the stone in 2008.

The Pumpkin. This Fancy Vivid Orange diamond weighs 5.54 carats and was worn by Halle Berry to the 2002 Academy Awards.

The 312.24 carat Spirit of de Grisogono is the world’s largest cut black diamond as well as the world’s fifth largest diamond of any kind. It is set in a white gold ring with 702 small white accent diamonds.

The Hortensia. This peach-colored stone of 20 carats was named after Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland. It is now on display in the Louvre as part of the French Crown Jewels.

The Cullinan I, or Great Star of Africa, weighs 530.4 carats and is part of the British Crown Jewels.

The 45.52 carat Hope Diamond is classified as a type IIb diamond. Its blue coloration is attributed to trace amounts of boron in the stone.

The Dresden Green Diamond, is a 41 carat natural green diamond, a rare Type IIa. Said to be internally flawless, it is named after Dresden, the capital of Saxony, Germany, and is displayed today at Dresden Castle.

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