The world's largest diamonds
• The world's largest diamonds
We offer you a small list of the largest jeweler's polished diamonds in history. And we will look at how solid and already separated. There is talk about, and see too.
Of course, the most famous and iconic diamond is considered "Cullinan" or "Star of Africa", accidentally discovered in South Africa back in 1905. Accurate mass of diamond - 3106, 75 carat, which equals 621, 35 grams (100h65h50 mm). And the "Cullinan" is a piece of a larger crystal, which was never found. After processing the "Cullinan" was divided into 9 parts, the two largest of which, called "Big Star of Africa" (530, 2 carats) and "The Second Star of Africa" (317, 4 carats). The first decorated scepter King George VII, and the second - Imperial State Crown (immediately under ruby).
Incidentally, in the ranking of the largest diamonds of the planet, the first crystal is listed second, and the second - fourth. In so it looked originally discovered diamond.
As you know, "Great Star of Africa", also called "Cullinan I", is not the world's largest diamond. That status belongs to yellow-brown diamonds, called "The Golden Jubilee". Its weight is 545, 67 carat (109, 13 g). Before treatment, the diamond weighed 755 carats 5. He, like the Cullinan, was found in South Africa, however, 80 years later, and is currently owned by the King of Thailand.
The third place of honor takes "Incomparable". It is also an African, however, was the accidental discovery of a girl near the abandoned mines in the DR Congo. The initial weight of the diamond was 890 ct (190 g). After treatment, weight "Peerless" was 407, 5-carat (81, 5 g). Before the start of cutting, the diamond was the largest among the brown diamonds and the fourth largest among all the colors.
The fifth-largest diamond in the world and the largest black diamond was the "Spirit of de Grisogono", found in Central Africa. The initial weight - 587 ct (117 g). After treatment jewelers Swiss "De Grisogono", began to weigh 312 24K (62, 45g). It was placed in a white gold ring. By unverified information, a ring has been sold, and its owner is not known.
The sixth largest diamond is considered "The Centenary", which draws on the 273.85 carats (54, 77 g). Weight before treatment - 599 ct (120 g). Discovered in the 80s of the last century, all in the same South Africa. At this point, the owner of the diamond is unknown.
Before the discovery "Cullinan", the largest diamond found was considered "Excelsior", produced in South Africa in 1893. Its initial weight was 971 carat (194, 2 g).