Famous Diamonds

What according to you are the makings of Famous Diamonds?

It’s our response to a diamond that makes it famous. Or sometimes, it’s the response of diamond towards us that shoots it to fame.

Famous Diamonds

It is the appealing beauty of the diamond that counts. When we talk of beauty we are talking about its color, how brilliant the cut is, how unusual is the size of the diamond, its rarity, or of how unusual variety the diamond is.

It’s very rarely that extraordinary diamond is born. And when it does, it's natural for humans to be spellbound by its beauty.

Sometimes it’s a diamond that make the person associated with it renowned and at times it’s the other way around as well.

Often diamond is named after the purchaser of the diamond or the mine owner or the country from where it was found. For e.g. Cullinan is named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who was the owner of mine from where this stone was found.

Famous diamonds are surrounded by legends of passion, fortune (or misfortune), envy and insanity. It’s sad to say that they have been cause of death as well.

Historical figures like Babur, Shah Jahan, Nadir Shah, King Louis, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth Tylor, etc. have contributed to these legends.

Here I will walk you through some of the world-renowned diamonds like:

The Cullinan - It is the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found. It was discovered in Transvall in South Africa in 1905. This stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who was the owner of mine from where this diamond was discovered. Read more about Cullinan...

The Koh-I-Noor - This was discovered in the year 1306 in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, one of the world’s earliest diamond producing regions. Original weight of Koh-I-Noor was 600 carats and once it was the largest known diamond in the world. Read more about Koh-I-Noor...

The Blue Hope - This is the diamond which is surrounded by maximum number of legends. It is often believed that it is associated with bad luck for its owner. Read more about Blue Hope...

The Excelsior - This diamond was discovered at Jagersfontein mine in Africa on 30th June 1893. Read more about Excelsior...

The Centenary - The centenary diamond was discovered on July 17, 1986. It was found in Premier mine of South Africa using their x-ray imaging system. Read more about Centenary...

The Golden Jubilee - It is the largest faceted diamond in the world. Discovered in 1986 in Premier mine of South Africa, it originally weighed 755.50 carats (151.1). Read more about Golden Jubilee...

The Taylor Burton - Taylor Burton is also famous for being the first million dollar diamond. Read more about Taylor Burton...

The Millennium Star - Millennium Star is a relatively new gem in the world of famous diamonds. It was discovered in 1990 in Zaire (democratic republic of Congo). Read more about Millennium Star...

Return from Famous Diamonds to Diamond Jewelry Homepage



I hope you'll not mind sharing this on Twitter, Facebook and with everyone else :)

Feel free to share if something is in your mind and want it to be covered on this site.


My Newsletter

Did you liked this article? Sign-up my FREE weekly newsletter and I'll send you more awesome new additions on this website along with latest jewelry happenings around the world, and download my Jewelry Design Album for FREE!

E-mail Address
First Name (optional)


Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Diamond Jewelry Pedia Newsletter.


Have something to say? Post Your Comment