Famous Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls

Famous Diamonds. (See Below)

Famous Diamond and Jewelry Collections

Famous Gemstones

More Famous Gemstones

More Famous Diamonds

Famous  Pearls of the World

More Famous Pearls


Agra Diamond

Ahmedabad Diamond

Akbar Shah-Jahangir Shah Diamond

Allnatt Diamond

Amarillo Starlight Diamond

Amsterdam Diamond

Archduke Joseph Diamond

Arcot Diamonds

Ashberg Diamond

Beau Sancy Diamond

Begum Blue Diamond

Black Orlov Diamond

Blue Empress Diamond

Blue Heart Diamond

Blue Lili Diamond

Blue Magic Diamond

Briolette of India Diamond

Centenary Diamond

Chloe Diamond

Conde Pink Diamond

Cullinan Diamond

Darya-i-Nur Diamond

De Beers Diamond

Deepdene Diamond

De Young Red Diamond

Dresden Green Diamond

Dresden White Diamond

Earth Star Diamond

Emperor Maximilian Diamond

Empress Eugenie Diamond

English Dresden Diamond

Eureka Diamond

Excelsior Diamond

Florentine Diamond

Golconda-D-Diamond

Golconda d’or Diamond

Golden Jubilee Diamond

Golden Maharajah Diamond

Golden Star Diamond

Graff Asscher Cut Diamond

Graff Blue Diamonds

Graff Cushion-Cut Diamond

Graff Imperial Blue Diamond

Graff Pink Orchid diamond

Graff Pink Supreme Diamond

Graff Purplish Red Diamond

Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond

Great Chrysanthemum Diamond

Gruosi Diamond

Gruosi Green Diamond

Heart of Eternity Diamond

Hope Diamond

Hortensia Diamond

Idol’s Eye Diamond

Incomparable diamond

Indore Pears Diamonds

Iranian Yellow Diamonds

Jones Diamond

Jonker Diamond

Jubilee Diamond

Kahn Canary Diamond

Kimberley Octahedron 616 Diamond

Koh-i-Noor Diamond

Korloff Noir Diamond

Krupp Diamond

La Favorite Diamond

Lesotho Brown Diamond

Lesotho Promise Diamond

Letseng Legacy Diamond

Liberator Diamond

Louis Cartier Diamond

Mahjal-Algeiba Star Diamond

Matan Diamond

Millennium Star Diamond

Famous Diamonds continued(M to Z)Click here)

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(1)Hopes cats eye- over 500 carats.
It is the largest chrysoberyl Cats Eye in the world previously owned by Thomas P.Hope,the wealthy British banker and gem investor. This enormous cats eye is carved to represent an altar surmounted by a torch. It is hemispherical in shape and measures about one and a half inches in diameter.


(2)Blue giant of the orient-466 carats
This is the largest blue sapphire in the world-466 carats. Is was mined in the Ratnapura (Gem City) District of Sri Lanka in 1907.It is a treasured possession of a famous American Gem Collector.
 

See also  Maximilian Emerald Ring

The Bismark Sapphire Necklace,a Sri Lankan stone
©Smithsonian Institute,photo by Chip Clark



(3)Logan Blue Sapphire-423 carats
It is the second largest blue sapphire in the world. It has a rich deep blue colour and is completely flawless. It was gifted to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC by Mrs. John A Logan.


(4)Rosser Reeves Star Ruby-138 carats
This is the world’s largest star ruby, and it combines the rare features of excellent colour,good transparency and a well defined star. It is one of the outstanding exhibits of the U.S National Gem collection at the Smithsonian Institute.

Rosser Reeves Star Ruby,a Sri Lankan stone
©Smithsonian Institute,photo by Chip Clark


Logan Sapphire Brooch,a Sri Lankan stone
©Smithsonian Institute

 Gem producing areas of Sri Lanka (Marked blue) Galle,(marked purple)
sri lanka sapphire

(5)Blue Belle of Asia-400 carats
It is the third largest blue sapphire on record. It was discovered in 1926 from the paddy fields of Pelmadulla in the Ratnapura District. It is famous for its highly priced peacock blue color and excellent clarity. It is the valuable possession of a wealthy British gem collector.


(6)A British Royal Jewel-105 carats chrysoberyl cats eye
This chrysoberyl cats eye is of Sri Lankan origin. A reputed London Jeweler sold it to the British Royalty around 1900.The gemstone is of exceptionally fine quality and was cherished by four British Monarchs-Edward VI, George V, Edward VII, Queen Elizabeth II.


(7)Ray of Treasure-105 carats

This is another chrysoberyl Cats Eye weighing 105 carats, recently mined from the gem gravels of Sri Lanka. The stone displays a Milk and Honey effect, good transparency and has a well defined silver ray. It is a splendid flawless specimen and forms a part of the collection of the National Gem and Jewelry Authority of Sri Lanka.


(8)Star of India-563 carats
This is the second largest star sapphire in the world and is unique because it has excellent stars on both sides of the stone. It is part of the collection of American Museum of National History, and is mistakenly referred to as the “star of India”, even though it is universally acknowledged as of Sri Lankan origin.

See also  Topaz Azul

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