One of the most fascinating gem stones of all, Diamonds are magical and absolutely spectacular. With their sparkle and glittery look, these stones cannot be compared to that of any other gem stone, and that is probably one of the main reasons why people love wearing them. But do you know about the world’s largest diamonds that were discovered from the mines in the history of mankind? Take a look at the World’s biggest Diamonds, and try to not get swept off by their beauty.
The Cullinan Diamond
The largest and most famous quality if diamond that has ever been discovered is that of the Cullinan Diamond. The diamond was enormous and weighed roughly 3106 carats. The gemstone was found in 1905 by Sir Thomas Cullinan in South Africa, which hence describes the name. The diamond was gifted to King Edward VII of United Kingdom and was later taken away to Amsterdam for cutting and polishing. The stone was cut into 9 large stones, and as many as 96 smaller stones. The two largest diamonds cut from the Cullinan, later became a part of Crown Jewels.
The Excelsior Diamond
The sparkly and famous Excelsior Diamond is the second largest diamond ever found. The beautiful diamond was found in Africa, sometime in 1983 from the Jagersfontein Mine, South Africa. This tinted blue-white diamond weighs almost 995.20 carats. The diamond was later cut into 10 smaller diamonds, each weighing between 13 to 68 carats. The Excelsior is however third largest diamond of gem quality.
The Millennium Star Diamond
The Millennium Star Diamond is a remarkable gem stone diamond that was found in 1990 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The diamond weighs a huge 777 carats and is the second largest colorless diamond found in the world. The Millennium Star is rated D, the highest color rating in diamonds. The beautiful diamond is owned by the renowned De Beers Group and has an estimated value of $2 billion.
The Incomparable Diamond
Found by a young girl when she accidentally stumbled on it, the beautiful rough Congolese diamond is the fourth largest gem stone quality diamond to be found. Lying amidst rubbish, the diamond was discovered in 1989 and weighed a big 890 carats which was later taken to Belgian where diamond craftsmen cut the beautiful gem stone into a yellow-brown colored diamond shape. The Incomparable diamond after polishing now weighs 407.48 carats.
The Sergio Diamond
A rare black diamond, the Sergio diamond was found in Brazil, sometime in 1893. The beautiful black diamond may be the 5 largest diamond in the world, but it outweighs the Cullinan Diamond in its carat weight. The rare black diamond weighs a total 3167 carats.
The Woyie River Diamond
Found in 1945, the Woyie River Diamond is named after the river Koidu where it was found. The rough diamond was considered as one of the many large alluvial diamonds that have been found till date. It is the third largest gem stone diamond to be discovered in Africa. The diamond was cut and polished into 30 smaller pieces of sparkling diamonds.