#10 – The Millennium Star Diamond
The Millennium Star is a famous diamond owned by De Beers. At 203.04 carats (40.608 g), the world’s second largest known top-color (D), internally and externally flawless, pear-shaped diamond. The diamond uncut, it was 777 carats (155.4 g). It was purchased by De Beers and it took over three years for workers of the Steinmetz Diamond Group to produce the classic pear form. The actual cutting was done using lasers.
#9 – The Red Cross Diamond
At number 9 we find the largest diamond is the Red Cross diamond. This diamond even has a Maltese Cross! The Red Cross diamond is canary yellow in color, and is 205.07 carats!
#8 – The De Beers Diamond
The De Beers diamond is the 8th largest diamond in the world. It was found in 1888. The diamond was purchased by the Maharajah of Patiala, and then was set on a necklace that weighed about 926.25 carats that came to be known as Patiala Necklace. The diamond by itself weighs 234.65 carats.
#7 – The Jubilee Diamond
The Jubilee diamond is a colorless cushion shaped diamond, and weighs 245.35 carats. The diamond came from a rough diamond that weighed 650.80 carats. The Jubilee was called the Jubilee because of Queen Victoria’s 75th anniversary of her coronation.
#6 – The Centenary Diamond
The Centenary with 247 facets, it has the highest amount of facets ever polished onto a diamond it weighs 273.83 carats. It was named the Centenary Diamond as it was presented in the rough for the Centennial Celebration of De Beers Consolidated Mines on May 11, 1988. The Centenary Diamond was unveiled in final form in May 1991.
#5 – The Spirit of de Grisogono
A massive 312.24 carats, the Spirit of de Grisogono is the largest black diamond ever cut at number 5. In a white gold mounting, it is set with 702 white diamonds totaling 36.69 carats.
#4 – The Cullinan II Diamond
At number 4 we discover The Cullinan II weighs 217.40 carats in cushion shape. The original stone was cut from a rough diamond of 3106 carats or about 1 1/3 pounds. It was found on the day when Sir Thomas Cullinan was visiting the mine that he had opened. The jewel is in the centre-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain.
#3 – The Incomparable Diamond
The Incomparable diamond is a gem which weighs 407.48 carats. This brownish-yellow color diamond is both internally and externally flawless is listed at number 3. The Incomparable was found in its rough state weighing 890 carats, and was found in the town of Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in the 1980s. It was found by a young girl playing in a pile of rubble outside her uncle’s house. The girl gave the diamond to her uncle, who sold it to some local African diamond dealers, who in turn sold it to a group of Lebanese buyers operating out of Kinshasa.
#2 – The Star Of Africa Diamond
Also known as the Cullinan I, the Star of Africa is a whopping 530.20 carats! The Star of Africa is just one of the 9 stones cut from the 3106 carat Cullinan diamond. The Star of Africa was placed in the Sovereign Royal scepter by King Edward.
#1 – The Largest Diamond In The World
At number 1, the largest diamond in the world, at this time, is the Golden Jubilee diamond. At 545.67 carats, the Golden Jubilee is the largest faceted diamond in the world; the stone was designed by Gabi Tolkowsky, who also designed the 273.85-carat Centenary Diamond, which is the largest D-Flawless diamond in the world. The Golden Jubilee was presented to the King of Thailand in 1997 for his Golden Jubilee – the 50th anniversary of his coronation. Prior to this event, the stone was simply known as the Unnamed Brown.