The 5 Largest Diamonds in The World as of 2014 — Do You Know Them By Name?
One — The Golden Jubilee Diamond — 545.67 carats
· The Golden Jubilee Diamond is currently the largest faceted diamond in the world.
· The Diamond was discovered in 1985 in the Premier mine in South Africa.
· The value of the Golden Jubilee diamond is unknown.
Two — The Cullinan I — Star of Africa Diamond — 530.20 carats
The Cullinan Diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found.
· Shaped in the form of a pear, the Cullinan I is the largest of nine stones cut from the original 3106 carat Cullinan Diamond.
· Also known as the Star of Africa, the diamond has a perfect white color or a flawless D-color and its value today approaches $400 million.
Three — The Incomparable Diamond — 407.48 carats
· The Incomparable Diamond was found in 1984 by a little girl that was going through a pile of rubble from the MIBA Diamond Mine in Congo.
· With a weight of 890 carats before cutting, the stone was the largest brown diamond in the world but it was later reduced to 407.5 carats (81.5 g) for the sake of having fewer internal flaws.
· Fancy brownish-yellow in color, the value of this diamond was around $20 million.
Four — The Cullinan II Diamond — Lesser Star of Africa — 317.4 carats
· The second largest gem cut from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, is the fourth largest polished diamond in the world.
· The Cullinan II Diamond is the massive flawless D-color gem in the center-front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Its value has been estimated at approximately $200 million.
Five — The Spirit of de Grisogono Diamond — 312.24 carats
· The Spirit of de Grisogono is the world’s largest cut black diamond.
· The stone was found in west Central Africa and before cutting, it weighed 587 carats.
· The precious stone is set in a white gold ring, encrusted with 702 smaller white diamonds that total 36.69 carats.
· There is no information on the whereabouts of the precious stone or the identity of its current owner.