Top ten diamonds: part 1

Golden Eye
The Golden Eye diamond is a 43.5 carat Canary yellow diamond, claimed to be the world’s l

argest and perfect cut. Along with Its size it considered to be a very rare gem.
History: This big yellow wonder somehow got related with some drug dealing and money laundering in Ohio and it now belongs to government and being auctioned around $20 million.

The golden eye diamond (pic via goldeneyediamond.com)

Spirit of de Grisogono

The Spirit of de Grisogono is the world’s largest cut black diamond as well as the world’s fifth largest diamond of any kind. It weighs 312.24 carats and was 587 before it was cut and set in a ring.
History: This breath taking black diamond was born in Africa and was taken by swiss jeweler, De Grisogono, who cut it and set it in a white gold ring with 702 other small white

diamonds.

Black diamondring (pic via www.sybarites.org)

Eugenie blue
This blue heart shaped diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world and it’s now presented at the Smithsonian museum. It weighs 30.82 metric carats and is of a rare deep blue color.
History: This rare gem was bought In 1910 by Cartier and later on was purchased by Van Cleef and Arpels. In 1959 it was Harry Winston that acquired the diamond. He sold it five years later to a European family and the Blue diamond was finally donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

To be continued…


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