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Famous Diamonds
People are fascinated by the history and myths surrounding the worlds famous diamonds. Where and when were these rare and valuable diamonds found? Who was rich enough to own these famous diamonds? What are the top 10 famous diamonds? How big are these famous diamonds and what colors are they? The history, facts and information about many of the worlds famous diamonds are detailed on this page. But what is the worlds most famous diamond?

Colors of Famous Diamonds
Famous Diamonds are found in a variety of colors such as pink, green, red, orange, black and blue.  Some of the worlds most famous diamonds are the colored ones.

The most famous diamonds in the world are almost always substantial in weight and there are a significant number of famous diamonds that are not only large but are also colored and some of them are believed to be cursed. For comprehensive details about the names Worlds Famous Diamonds and their respective colors please click the following link:

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Worlds Most Famous Diamond
The most famous diamond in the world is arguably the Hope Diamond. This large blue diamond, called the "Hope Diamond," appeared in the gem catalogue of Henry Philip Hope in 1839. The Hope Diamond is thought to hold certain negative energy, and many unexplained deaths have been associated with its owners. There are many myths and legends surrounding the world famous diamond which are commonly referred to as the Curse of the Hope Diamond. According to the legend the massive blue diamond was stolen from an idol in India. The sacred stone had a curse attached to it that foretold bad luck and death not only for the owner of the diamond but also for all of those who even touched it. For detailed information about the worlds famous diamond please click the following link:

10 Famous Diamonds
It is interesting to ask people to name 10 Famous Diamonds. And what diamonds are included in the 10 famous diamonds list? Many are included in Crown jewels. The following 10 famous diamonds are famous, or infamous, due to publicity, history, myths, legends and curses that have been associated with them:

List of 10 Famous Diamonds

1. The Hope Diamond

2. The Uncle Sam

3. The Koh-I-Noor

4. The Cullinan / Star of Africa

5. The Kahn Canary

6. The Regent

7. The Allnatt Diamond

8. The Tiffany Diamond

9. The Florentine

10. The Sancy Diamond

List of 10 Famous Diamonds

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History Timeline of Famous Diamonds
The following history timeline of famous diamonds details facts information relating to the historical events and dates associated with the worlds famous diamonds:

Famous Diamonds - History of Famous Diamonds

Vainer Briolette of India - The legendary Briolette of India was brought to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 1150's

Florentine - Louis van Berquem designed the the 137 carat Florentine Diamond  for the Valois and Medici Family

Pink Agra - The Pink Agra Diamond was acquired in 1526 by the first Mogul emperor, Babur (1483-1530)

Sancy - The Sancy Diamond was purchased in 1570 by the French Ambassador to Turkey, Nicholas Harlai, the Seigneur de Sancy

Koh-i-Noor - Jean Baptist Tavernier purchased the Koh-i-Noor and the Hope diamonds for his patron King Louis XIV of France in 1631.

Grand Condé - The Grand Condé was given to Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé by King Louis XIII of France in 1643

Wittelsbach - The Wittelsbach diamond given to the Infanta Margareta Teresa to celebrate her betrothal to the Emperor Leopold I of Austria in 1664

Spoonmaker's Diamond (aka the Kasikci) - The Spoonmaker's Diamond (aka the Kasikci diamond) was found on a rubbish heap in Istanbul in 1669

Hortensia - The Hortensia diamond, a pale orangey-pink diamond, was added to the Crown Jewels of France by King Louis XIV in 1691

Regent - The Regent diamond was discovered by a slave in the Parteal Mines on the Kistna River in 1701

Orlov (aka Orloff) - The Orlov (aka Orloff) Diamond was mounted in the Russian Imperial Sceptre, during the reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796)

Shah Diamond - The Shah Diamond, an 88.70-carat, was found in Golconda, India. It was included in the Great Imperial Crown for Catherine the Great which was made by a jeweller called Jeremia Posier in 1762

French Blue Diamond (later the Hope) - The French Blue Diamond, later to become the Hope Diamond, was stolen from the French Crown Jewels during the French Revolution in 1792

Hope Diamond - A large blue diamond, called the "Hope Diamond," appears in the gem catalogue of Henry Philip Hope in 1839

Black Orlov (aka Orloff) - The Black Orlov (aka Orloff) Diamond was acquired in the 1850's by the Russian Princess Nadia Vyegin-Orlov (aka Orloff)

Koh-i-Noor - The Koh-i-Noor diamond was re-cut to 105 carats for Queen Victoria (Empress of India) by a stone-cutter from Amsterdam in 1851. This famous diamond is part of the British Crown jewels

Star of the South - The Pink Star of the South was found in 1853 at the the Bagagem Diamond Mines in Brazil

Eureka - The Eureka Diamond was cut from the first diamond found in South Africa in 1866

Star of South Africa - The Star of South Africa, a 47.69-carat old style pear-shaped diamond, was found in South Africa in 1869

Regent - The Regent diamond was discovered by a slave in the Parteal Mines on the Kistna River in 1701

Tiffany Yellow - The Tiffany Yellow was found in South Africa in 1877

Porter Rhodes - The Porter Rhodes Diamond came from the claim of Mr. Porter-Rhodes in 1880 at the the Kimberly Mine

The Iranian Yellows - The Iranian Yellows - African diamonds acquired by Nasseridin Shah in 1889

Jubilee - The Jubilee Diamond, a colorless, cushion-shaped diamond, was found in 1895 at the the Jagersfontein Mine

Cullinan - The Cullinan (aka the Star of Africa) was found by Frederick Wells and it was cut by Abraham and Joseph Asscher

Archduke Joseph - The Archduke Joseph, a colorless cushion shaped diamond, was found and named after a Hungarian prince Archduke Joseph August (1872-1962)

Spirit of de Grisogono - The Spirit of de Grisogono at 312.24 carats was found and is the world's largest cut black diamond

Blue Heart - This heart shape diamond weighs 30.82 metric carats and was cut by Atanik Ekyanan of Neuilly, Paris in 1909.

Tereschenko - The Tereschenko Diamond was secretly taken out of Russia in 1916 on the eve of the Russian Revolution

Uncle Sam - The Uncle Sam diamond is the largest diamond discovered in the United States in 1924 by W. O. Bassum at Crater of Diamonds state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.

La Favorite - La Favorite Diamond was mined in South Africa and exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933

Jonker - The Jonker Diamond was found in 1934 by 62-year-old Johannes Jacobus Jonker in South Africa

Walska - The Walska Diamond was bought in 1941 by Ganna Walska (1887-1984) who was a Polish opera singer

Allnatt - The Allnatt Fancy Vivid Yellow 101.29 carat Diamond was found in 1950 at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa

The Nepal ("The Ageless Diamond" ) - The Nepal ("The Ageless Diamond" ) was purchased in 1957 by Harry Winston from an Indian dealer

Nur-Ui-Ain - Nur-Ui-Ain Diamond was used in 1958 as a centrepiece of the tiara designed for the wedding of Empress Farah to the the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

Earth Star - The Earth Star Diamond was cut from a rough gem weighing 248.9 carats which was found in the Jagersfontein Mine in 1967

Krupp Diamond - The Asscher cut Krupp Diamond was sold at Sothebys in 1968 to Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor-Burton -  In 1969 the famous couple purchased the Taylor-Burton pear-shaped diamond

Sultan of Morocco - The Sultan of Morocco  is a 35.27 carat cushion cut grayish-blue diamond. Cartier lent this diamond to the New York State Museum for their World of Gems Exposition in 1969.

Zale Light of Peace - The Zale Light of Peace Diamond was purchased in 1969 by the Zale Corporation of Dallas

Amsterdam - The black Amsterdam Diamond was first exhibited in 1973 at D. Drukker & Zn., Amsterdam

Jonker - The Jonker Diamond was found in 1934 by 62-year-old Johannes Jacobus Jonker in South Africa

Walska - The Walska Diamond was bought in 1941 by Ganna Walska (1887-1984) who was a Polish opera singer

Kahn Canary Diamond - The Kahn Canary Diamond was discovered in the Crater of Diamonds State Park, near Murfreesboro, Arkansas in 1977

Golden Jubilee - The Golden Jubilee Diamond was presented to the King of Thailand in 1997 for his Golden Jubilee and was designed by Gabi Tolkowsky

Pumpkin Diamond - The Pumpkin Diamond is a Fancy Vivid Orange was found in 1997 by a farmer on South Africa

American Star Diamond - The American Star Diamond was purchased in 1999 by the EightStar company of California

Beluga Diamond - The Beluga Diamond (a 41-carat stone from the Golconda area of India) was  purchased in 2002. An Ashoka cut diamond was developed by the William Goldberg firm

Timeline & Famous Diamonds
Fascinating information about the Famous diamonds. Famous Diamonds provide facts and information about the Famous diamonds together with a timeline.

History Timeline of Famous Diamonds - Precious - Stone - Guide - Facts - Information
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