- The Heart of Eternity –
A Fancy Vivid Blue diamond of 27.64 carats cut by the Steinmetz group and sold to the De Beers Group who displayed it in 2000. The heart of Eternity and the 203.4-carat Millennium Star were cut from the same 777 carats rough stone. The rarity of this stone has many various factors, the chief being its classic blue shade without the presence of any black or grey undertones. In the year 2012, its reported that the boxer Floyd Mayweather bought it for his fiancé Shantel Jackson, but this statement was neither confirmed or denied by the De Beers group. It is reported to be around 16 million dollars.
- The Hope Diamond-
This mystical 45.52-carat diamond seems to be blue to the naked eye; however, when placed under ultraviolet light, it turns to the color of red phosphorous. It is believed to be cursed, bringing bad luck and misfortune to the owner of it. Legend says that it was stolen from a Hindustani statue, and when the priests found out, they cursed the diamond. You can safely see it in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. It is estimated to be around 250 million euros
- The Cullinan-
The Cullinan was discovered in the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan South Africa. At the time it was the largest gem-quality rough diamond to have been, weighing in at 3106.75 carats. It has since gone on to develop nine diamonds, and now a part of the Crown Jewels of UK. Great Star of Africa or Cullinan I, at 530.2 carats is still the largest clear-cut diamond.
- The Sancy-
The yellow diamond has had its fair share of owners, but today you can find it in the French Crown Jewel collection in the Louvre museum in Paris. The pale-yellow diamond is 55.23-carats and shaped in the form of a shield. The diamond is so expensive and rare, to this date the exact value is unknown.
- The Koh-I-Noor-
Koh-I-Noor means ‘Mountain of Light’ in the Persian language, and it suggests the position this stone has occupied since its discovery in the year 1300 in the Golconda diamond mines in India. It was the largest diamond known until the British prince; Prince Albert decided to reduce its size to increase its brilliance and sparkle. It was reduced from 105.6 carats to 86 carats. The diamond is an oval shape and now resides in the HM Tower of London. It is a famous tourist attraction and a part of the Queen Mother’s Crown. Anita Anand and William Dalrymple recently co-authored a book attempting to trace the history of the diamond and the legends surrounding it.