Swiss jeweler Mohammed Shawish created world’s first all diamond ring that weighs 150 carats and costs approx $70 million.
It’s actually the first diamond ring made entirely out of a single diamond and nothing else. This is certainly an ultimate ring with remarkable craftsmanship. It’s undoubtedly a giant bling and the owner of it is lucky to have a unique piece like this whole diamond ring.
Diamonds are the most popular gem with highest value. The brilliance and fire of diamond is unmatched. For ages diamonds are adding light and life to jewelry especially engagement rings. They are also the most sought after gem for collectors. Like this all diamond ring there are few exceptional diamonds in history that have unmatched beauty and flawless quality. These diamond rocks are a part of never-ending brilliant story of the most fascinating gem on the earth.
Let’s shift a little from the 150 carat ring to walk through the glittery path of world’s most expensive diamonds. All these diamonds have their names engraved in the history of gemstones for their one-of-a-kind beauty. These diamonds since inception are shining brightly and no gem so far has outshined them.
10. The Allnatt Diamond
Named after Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, this 101.29 carat (20.258gm) cushion cut fancy yellow diamond has an estimated value of $3 million.
9. The Moussaieff Red Diamond
This fancy red triangular brilliant cut diamond weighs 5.11 carats (1.022 gm) and priced approx $7 million.
8. The Heart of Eternity Diamond
Rated as fancy vivid blue by GIA, this rare colored diamond is a 27.64 carats (5,528gm) rock cut by Steinmetz group. It is estimated $16 million.
7. The Steinmetz Pink Diamond
Known as the largest fancy pink diamond, this giant rock of 59.60 carats (11.92gm) demands approx $25 millions. The rock was also the part of ‘The Splendor of Diamond’ exhibition at Smithsonian Museum.
6. Centenary Diamond
With a weight of 273.85 carats (54.77gm) this colorless diamond of highest grade and clarity with an approx value of $100 million is the third largest diamond De Beer’s premier mine has produced.
5. The Hope Diamond
Famous for its historical significance this 45.52 carat (9.10gm) blue diamond is valued around $350 million. The gem which shines a red phosphor under UV light was brought back from India by Jean Baptise Taverniea in 17th century. It was then sold to King Louis XIV. Before purchased by English Banker Henry Thomas Hope, the stone remained in exile for many years. After passing through several hands it was bought by Harry Winston who then gave it to Smithsonian Institute.
4. The Millennium Diamond
To mark the year 2000 with a stress on ‘Millennia come and go, but diamonds are forever’, De Beers and Steinmetz Group unveiled a D color internally and externally flawless pear-shape 203.04 carat faceted diamond.
3. The Cullinan Diamond
With 3, 106, 75 carats (621.35gm) this is the largest rough diamond ever found. It then polished and set on display in the Tower of London. As Cullinan or Great Star of Africa, this 530.2 carats (106.00gm) diamond was once known the largest cut gem. It is difficult to judge the price but assumptions are that it costs approx $400 million.
2. Sancy Diamond
This pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carat (11.05gm) which was once belonged to Great Moguls is believed to be originated in India. Now a part of French Crown Jewel collection, this first largest diamond that was cut with symmetrical facets is priceless. The most unusual thing of the gem is that it has no pavilion. The stone has two crowns one on each side.
Also known as ‘Mountain of Light’ this diamond with 105 carats (21.6gm) was once the largest diamond in the world. Originated at Golconda, India the stone is now a part of British Crown Jewels. It is set in the Maltese cross at the front of the Crown. The stone has a long return history and brilliant shine that adds the word ‘priceless’ to it.