Our first parents firmly believed that the most expensive diamond gives strength, makes a man invincible and fearless. He also called the son of the sun for its ability to scatter light, let the ray of thousands of small, so little light is not subordinated to each owner. Even the small owner gave courage, courage, tremendous strength. Whatever the ancient people said, if even once looked at a huge stone?
Today’s reality is that the most expensive diamond became a symbol of power and wealth and ornaments, topped by these little (and sometimes rather big) stones, are a real dream of every lady. What in general can make a gem, especially the gigantic sizes? Maybe he really is endowed with magical powers, and rules over the mind of man, since it costs nothing to rivet the enthusiastic, envious, burning eyes, even the most respectable public.
But we can say with confidence that they have never been, and probably will not be cheap. The most expensive diamond and undoubtedly beautiful worth a fortune.
«Allnatt» — 3 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. Though he was in last place in the rankings, but just this party even the skeptics would call a modest or small. So, we present Allnatt, which weighs 101.29 carats, or 20.258 grams. Cut his cushion. Color of this «skromnika» unusual — fancy bright yellow. That’s what decided the Gemological Institute of diamond workers in the US who are fortunate enough to work with him. Named in honor of the owner Alnat — Alfred Ernst Almaty — the world-famous philanthropist. Find a stone mine De Beers Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. Acquired his patron even in the middle of the last century, and after the work on it well-known masters of the map. It was turned into a flower with five petals and a platinum stem. Was resold in 1996 at Christie’s auction for a huge price — US $ 3,043,496
«Moussaieff Red Diamond» — 7 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. In 1990, Brazilian farmers in the town of Alto Paranaiba found diamond Moussaieff Red Diamond, who took the 9th place of the hit parade. This place is so famous all over the world that are the most common color of diamonds. The size of the largest diamonds found here, was about 13.9 carat or 2.78 grams. Moussaieff Red Diamond — diamond is the most expensive and rarest instance red in 5.11 carats or 1,022 grams. Found sample found the biggest diamond in red. Its cost is estimated at $ 7 million.
«The Heart of Eternity» — 16 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. Mine Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa found a stone the size of which is 27.64 carats or 5,528 grams. This stone referred rare class of diamonds and the most expensive diamond. Initially the owner was the company Steinmetz Group, when it reached the size of 777 carats, and after it was cut into three parts and sold to De Beers Group.
«Wittelsbach» — 16.4 mln. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. Der Blaue Wittelsbacher or «Wittelsbach» — a blue stone weighing 35.56 carats and is 7.11 grams. Once he was part of the Bavarian Crown was in possession of the Wittelsbach. This lasted until the First World War. And just recently — in 2008 for 24.311 million dollars, he «went under the hammer» in the auction. The new owner of the treasure became a jeweler Laurence Graff.
«Steinmetz Pink» — 25 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. Steinmetz Pink — the largest and most expensive rare diamond (and others, and do not hold) of the famous pink diamonds. Its weight is 59.60 carats and 11.92 grams. He speaks a great value the company Steinmetz Group. The owners have been waiting for 20 months before the start facet stone, as this is a rare representative. In Monaco, May 29, 2003 was revealed to the public, this rare specimen.
Tae De Beers Centenary Diamond — 100 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. The magnitude is the third most expensive diamond, which was found in South Africa at the mine Premier Diamond Mine. It was called «The Century». Diamond weighs 273.85 carats of the highest quality, or 54.77 grams. The price is on the rock starts with a mark of $ 100 million. In 1991 he was revealed to the public.
«Blue Hope» — 350 million. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. One of the most well-known since the history of the most expensive diamond weighing 45.52 carats is or 9.10 grams. Henry Philip Hope became its first owner, after whom, in fact, has been named the stone. Hope was a British aristocrat, but in its history, the stone had changed several owners. Even there is a belief that says that the stone carries a curse to their owners. That is why it was donated to the last owner. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, now owns the «curse» miracle.
«Cullinan» — 400 mln. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. The fourth-largest diamond in the world was the Cullinan. Its size was 3106.75 carats (!) Or 621.35 grams. Just think, more than half a kilo! It was accidentally found stone mine manager «Premier». And the size of this giant was 10h6,5h5 see! It’s just a great piece of crystal, which, incidentally, have not managed to find.
«Cullinan» — 400 mln. Dollars — the most expensive diamond. India began the story of the famous stone «Sancy» in the 11th century. He was found at the bottom of a deep ravine merchant. Diamond is transparent like water, and knowest, according to experts, about 101.25 carats. Over the history of he managed to get the industrialists, kings, merchants, architects, thieves, soldiers and sultans, and then went to the Louvre, the State Duma and stored to this day.
«Kohinoor» — the price is not known — the most expensive diamond. There was the most expensive diamond in the world for several millennia BC. At the moment it is inserted in the crown of Elizabeth (UK), is one of the most famous diamonds in history. Its weight of 105 carats, it is one of the largest diamonds belonging to the British treasury, originally had a gentle yellow color, but after the cut in 1852 became transparent. The history of the diamond can be traced from around 1300. It began its history in ancient India, where he was the only one of the three fragments of a larger diamond, and weighed nearly 700 carats. When he was a descendant of Tamerlane — Babur, who seized India, in Persia after his deception captured the Persian Shah, his son before his overthrow gave diamond Afghan Ahmad Abdali, who later took the throne and founded the Afghan Durrani dynasty. Even his son was attacked Indian Raja, son’s wife pay him off this diamond as the diamond again returned to India. In 1849, the British made the seizure of India, during which many were looted Raja, including Raja Singh. Diamond was transferred to Queen Victoria.