The Koh-i-Noor diamond is the largest stone in the crown worn by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. 'Koh-i-Noor' means 'Mountain of light'.

The Koh-i-Noor diamond is the largest stone in the crown worn by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. 'Koh-i-Noor' means 'Mountain of light'. Seized from India during British Raj rule, even though its return has been demanded many times

The Beau Sancy - a 34.98 carat a modified pear double rose-cut diamond previously owned by the royal family of Prussia. Via Diamonds in the Library.

The Beau Sancy - a carat a modified pear double rose-cut diamond previously owned by the royal family of Prussia. Via Diamonds in the Library. The Royal family of Prussia?

Koh-i-noor is one of the most celebrated Indian diamonds and perhaps the best-known. A modified oval brilliant cut, the 105.60 ct diamond is set in Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Crown. This is the name of the platinum crown that was designed for Queen Elizabeth, consort (or wife) of George VI, to wear at the Coronation of her husband in 1937. The Koh-i-noor is now on display in the Tower of London. Photo: Kenneth Scarratt. Courtesy: The Gemmologists, the Crown Jewels. Via GIA

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Koh-i-noor is one of the most celebrated Indian diamonds and perhaps the best-known. A modified oval brilliant cut, the 105.60 ct diamond is set in Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Crown. This is the name of the platinum crown that was designed for Queen Elizabeth, consort (or wife) of George VI, to wear at the Coronation of her husband in 1937. The Koh-i-noor is now on display in the Tower of London. Photo: Kenneth Scarratt. Courtesy: The Gemmologists, the Crown Jewels. Via GIA

The largest briolette-shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction, this 75.36 carat, internally flawless gem sold for $11.1 million on May 28, 2013 at Christie’s in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD 2013.

Rounding out the spring Magnificent Jewels sales is Christie’s Hong Kong’s scheduled for May The sale offers quite a few spectacular jewels!

Sancy Diamond: Little is known of the Sancy Diamond before the 14th century when it was most likely stolen from India. It was first recorded as measuring 100 carats when it was part of the dowry of Valentina, Galeazzo di Visconti's daughter in 1389.

The Sancy Diamond has one of the most interesting, colorful, confused and involved histories of all the famous diamonds in Europe. It is a pale yellow shield-shaped stone, apparently of Indian origin.

The Cullinan IV (upper, 63.60 carats) and Cullinan III Diamonds (lower, 94.40 carats), set in a pendant brooch. and owned by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Crown Jewels.

The Cullinan IV (upper, carats) and Cullinan III Diamonds (lower, carats), set in a pendant brooch. owned by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Crown Jewels.

Napoléon’s signet ring. Etienne Nitot (today: Chaumet) - c. 1809

Napoléon’s signet ring Etienne Nitot (today: Chaumet) - c. 1809 Carat of diamonds with additional brilliants in gold.

In 1953 Queen Elizabeth was given a necklace and matching pendant earrings in aquamarine, diamonds and platinum by the President and People of Brazil, as a Coronation gift. It took over a year to locate the perfectly matching aquamarines featured in the pendant and earrings, as well as the nine oblong aquamarines in the necklace and even larger aquamarine in the necklace pendant. They were made by Mappin & Webb, Rio de Janeiro. Queen Elizabeth has altered the pendant drop so it is…

Brazilian Aquamarine Necklace (part of a suite). Coronation gift to Elizabeth II ER from the president and people of Brazil in Personal collection. Perfectly matched stones on diamond and platinum settings.

One of the rarest blue diamonds in the world

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