La Grande Stella d’Africa è un diamante tagliato a forma di pera e del peso di 530.20 carati. E’ anche conosciuto come Cullinan I, in quanto è il diamante più grande che si è ricavato dalla lavorazione dell’enorme diamante grezzo Cullinan (3.106,75 carati!). Il Cullinan I attualmente è incastonato sullo Scettro di sant'Edoardo e fa parte dei gioielli della corona britannica assieme agli altri otto Cullinan. E’ possibile vederli presso il Museo della Torre di Londra.

La Grande Stella d’Africa è un diamante tagliato a forma di pera e del peso di 530.20 carati. E’ anche conosciuto come Cullinan I, in quanto è il diamante più grande che si è ricavato dalla lavorazione dell’enorme diamante grezzo Cullinan (3.106,75 carati!). Il Cullinan I attualmente è incastonato sullo Scettro di sant'Edoardo e fa parte dei gioielli della corona britannica assieme agli altri otto Cullinan. E’ possibile vederli presso il Museo della Torre di Londra.

Koh-i- noor 105,60 carati, gioielli della corona britannica. significa "montagna di luce"  Fu poi indossato dalla regina Elisabetta II per la sua incoronazione. E' custodito nella Torre di Londra

Koh-i- noor 105,60 carati, gioielli della corona britannica. significa "montagna di luce" Fu poi indossato dalla regina Elisabetta II per la sua incoronazione. E' custodito nella Torre di Londra

Don't you just love diamonds?............  The De Beers Millennium Star Diamond ... 203.04 carats of sparkle!  WOW!

Don't you just love diamonds?............ The De Beers Millennium Star Diamond ... 203.04 carats of sparkle! WOW!

Tereschenko Diamond: While the Tereschenko Diamond was known to be in existence for 100 years, it wasn't known by most of the world until it went on auction in 1984. It was part of the Tereschenko family as a loose stone until it was set in a diamond necklace by Cartier in 1915. Just after its completion and right before the Russian Revolution in 1916 the stone was removed from the country for safekeeping.

Tereschenko Diamond: While the Tereschenko Diamond was known to be in existence for 100 years, it wasn't known by most of the world until it went on auction in 1984. It was part of the Tereschenko family as a loose stone until it was set in a diamond necklace by Cartier in 1915. Just after its completion and right before the Russian Revolution in 1916 the stone was removed from the country for safekeeping.

The Golden Jubilee is the largest faceted diamond in the world, weighing 545.67 carats. Cutter Gabi Tolkowsky describes the cut as a "fire rose cushion cut." The color has been graded as fancy yellow-brown.

The Golden Jubilee is the largest faceted diamond in the world, weighing 545.67 carats. Cutter Gabi Tolkowsky describes the cut as a "fire rose cushion cut." The color has been graded as fancy yellow-brown.

Most Expensive Diamonds - The Wittlesbach-Graff 31 carats was sold at  $25 million

Most Expensive Diamonds - The Wittlesbach-Graff 31 carats was sold at $25 million

Rare Australian Cognac Diamond / Smithsonian Museum

Rare Australian Cognac Diamond / Smithsonian Museum

The Dresden Green is the largest apple-green diamond known. Its green color is attributed to the crystal’s close contact with a radioactive source at some point in its lifetime.

The Dresden Green is the largest apple-green diamond known. Its green color is attributed to the crystal’s close contact with a radioactive source at some point in its lifetime.

The Dresden Green Diamond, 49.21 carats, taken to Moscow after WWII

The Dresden Green Diamond, 49.21 carats, taken to Moscow after WWII

March 23, 2012 | $70 Million Diamond Ring is First Ever to be Carved from a Giant Diamond ~ Jeweler Shawish has unveiled a $70-million diamond ring, the first to be carved from a giant diamond. Utilizing "lasers and traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques, the ring weighs in at an impressive 150 carats. |

March 23, 2012 | $70 Million Diamond Ring is First Ever to be Carved from a Giant Diamond ~ Jeweler Shawish has unveiled a $70-million diamond ring, the first to be carved from a giant diamond. Utilizing "lasers and traditional diamond cutting and polishing techniques, the ring weighs in at an impressive 150 carats. |

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