Diamond is one such gem stone which has been in existence from beginning of the mankind. It is one such precious stone which is loved by each and every people living in various corners of the world. Diamond are considered as the stone which represents the extremely nature of luxury as well as the royal feeling. Till date many diamonds have been mined in various corners of the world and have been then polished to give them the incredible look which they have. Some f he diamonds mentioned here have been in the books for being not only the largest diamond to have been ever found but also as the stone auctioned at the highest prices. In this very list we are going to talk about such diamonds which have been mined from different parts of the world and have now made themselves a place in the top ten biggest ever found diamond list. Here we go.
10. The Red Cross Diamond
This very list of the top ten biggest diamonds ever found starts with the diamond named as The Red Cross Diamond at the number tenth place. This diamond is of the cushion shaped and is considered as one of the typical diamond found in the South Africa. The colour of this diamond at the time when it was found was of canary yellow and its weight happens to be of 205.07 carats. Way back in the year 1899 when this diamond was extracted from the Kimberly Mines, at that time its weight was 375 carats. The very typical characteristics of this Red Cross diamond is that it is visible even in the dark as it has a lot of shinning surface which are glittering. The Red Cross Society has estimated that the price of this diamond according to the current market value is around 3 million US dollars.
9. The De Beers Diamond
The diamond which has been given the number ninth place in this list is The De Beers Diamond. Right in the year 1888, this beautiful diamond was extracted from the Kimberly Mines which is in the country named as South Africa. Originally the weight of this huge diamond was 428.5 carats. After going through various processes the weight of this diamond was reduced to 234.65 carats. As per the record it was the Maharaja of Patiala who bought this precious gem stone. He then used this diamond on his necklace which he named as Patiala Necklace. This necklace was designed for Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The unbelievable part about this necklace is that it had 2,930 diamonds already placed on it. The current value of this diamond is unknown to the world.
8. The Jubilee Diamond
The diamond named as the Jubilee Diamond has been given the number eighth place in this list. This diamond is also known by the name of the Reitz Diamond. The colour of his diamond is reported to be colourless and it is of the cushion shaped. The total weight of this diamond at the present is 245.35 carats. This diamond got its name as the Reitz Diamond from the person named as Francis William Reitz. He was the president of the Orange Free State. This is the place where this diamond was mined at the beginning. It was then renamed so as to pay respect to the Queen Victoria in the year 1897. When this diamond was found at that time, its weight was 650.80 carats. Dorabji Tata purchased this diamond in the year 1900 for his wife. After his death, the diamond was auctioned and the money was handed over to the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.
7. The Centenary Diamond
The Centenary Diamond has been placed at the number seventh place in this list of the top ten biggest diamonds that were ever found. The governing body which rates the diamonds on the basis of its colour rated the Centenary Diamond as the diamond of grade D colour. On 17th July 1986 this diamond was discovered in the mines of the South Africa named as Premier Mines. It was then modified to give the heart shape. The original Owners of this diamond were De Beers and going by the current value this diamond is no less than of 90 million US dollars. It was given this name as the Centenary Diamond as it was unveiled to the world on the century celebration of the De Beers. The weight of this diamond is 273.85 carats.
6. The Spirit of de Grisogono Diamond
The next diamond which we have in this list is actually a Black Diamond and it has been placed here in this list at the number sixth position. In the category of the black diamonds, it is the largest cut black diamond in the whole world. The total weight of this diamond is 312.24 carats. The name of the mine and the date at which this black diamond was discovered is still unknown to the whole world. De Grisogono was the original owner of this beautiful diamond and it was given its beautiful structure by the person named as Fawaz Gruosi. The original diamond wen found was of 587 carats and it was originated in the Central African Republic.
5. The Cullinan II
The diamond which has been placed at the number fifth place in this list is the Cullinan II. This diamond has the weight of 317.40 carats. The shape of this world famous diamond is cushion and at this very moment it has been placed in the Imperial State Crown of the country named as The Great Britain. In the Imperial State Crown it has been placed at the front bottom part. This Imperial State Crown now belongs to the Queen Elizabeth II. Actually the Cullinan diamond is one of the nine diamonds named as Cullinan. The current value of this diamond is around 200 million US dollars.
4. Nizam Diamond
The Nizam Diamond has been placed at the number fourth place in this list of the top ten biggest diamonds ever found. This diamond was mined in the mines named as the Kollur Mines which is in Golconda region of India. The original owner of this precious diamond was The Nizam of Hyderabad and this diamond got its name from him only. The weight of this diamond is around 340 carats and it was discovered somewhere in the 1800’s. The current estimate of this precious diamond is said to be around 150 million US dollars. Many stories have been found related to this diamond in the history books containing the rules of Golconda in it.
3. The Incomparable Diamond
The Incomparable Diamond has been placed at the number third place in this list. This diamond was found way back in the year 1984 in the country named as Congo by a small girl who found it accidently while playing in a pile of rubble. The weight of this diamond is 407.48 carats and has a fancy brownish yellow colour. At the time when it was first discovered its weight was 890 carats. It was given such a pleasing look by the person named as Marvin Samuels. Going by the current value, the price of this diamond now is about 23 million US dollars.
2. The Cullinan I
The second largest diamond in this world is none other than the Cullinan I which has been measured as 530.20 carats. The shape of this diamond is in the form of peer and has been one of the most important and most discussed diamonds in the world history. It is the part of the nine diamonds which were cut from the Cullinan Diamond. The weight of the original Cullinan Diamond was 3106 carats. The diamond is also called as the Star of Africa. It is of white colour and going by the current market price it has been estimated as being of around 400 million US dollars.
1. The Golden Jubilee Diamond
The title of being the biggest diamond in the whole world goes to the diamond named as the Golden Jubilee Diamond. The weight of this diamond has been reported as the 545.67 carats. This diamond was discovered in the year 1985 in the Premier Mines. At the time when it was discovered, it was of 755.5 carats. It was this person named as the Gabriel Tolkowsky who cut this diamond and gave it such an amazing structure. The original owner of this Golden Jubilee Diamond was Henry Ho. At this very moment this biggest diamond belongs to the person named as the King Bhumibol Adulyadej and he has placed this diamond in the Royal Thai Palace which has a huge collection of the crown jewels. I has been priced anywhere between 4 to 12 million US dollars according to the current price.