Diamonds are among the most sought after and valuable gems in the world. Everyone can appreciate the beauty and value of a gorgeous diamond. However, only a very select few can afford the 10 most valuable diamonds in the world. In spite of the fact that most people will never even set their eyes on these diamonds, the sheer value of these diamonds is awe inspiring.
The following are the top 10 most valuable diamonds in the world:
This 105 carat, 21.6g diamond was discovered in Andhra Pradesh, India. It belonged to a number of different emperors and was acquired by British rulers by way of the East India Company. At that time, it became a part of the British Crown Jewels. It is currently the most precious British Royal Crown jewel. Its value is not estimated.
At 55.3 carats and 11.05g, the Sansy Diamond’s value is not estimated. This diamond has belonged to a variety of Indian rulers. In the last 50 years, it has only been showed four times.
Valued in the $400 millions, this diamond is 3,106.75 carats and 621.35g. It is the largest gem quality diamond that has been found in South Africa. It is currently being displayed with the other Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
Showcased in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this 45.52 carat, 9.1g diamond is valued in the $350 millions. It is said to be the “Curse Diamond” because it is said to bring misfortune and tragedy to those who own or wear it.
5.De Beers Centenary Diamond
Valued in the $100 millions, this is the third largest diamond in the world. It is 273.87 carats and weights 54.77g and was produced in the Premier Mine of De Beers. The present owner of the diamond is unknown.
6.The Steinmetz Pink
This is the finest and world’s largest pink diamond. It is 59.6 carats and 11.92g. The Steinmetz pink is valued in the $25 millions. The Steinmetz group is the current owner of this diamond that was discovered in South Africa.
Priced in the $23.4 millions, this diamond is 35.56 carats and weights 7.11g. It is also called the Der Blaue.
8.The Heart of Eternity
Discovered in South Africa, this diamond was cut by the Steinmetz Group prior to them selling it to the De Beers Group. It is valued in the $16 millions and is 27.64 carats and 5.528g.
9.The Moussaieff Red Diamond
This diamond was discovered by a Brazilian farmer in the 1990s. It is priced in the $7 millions and is currently owned by Moussaieff Jewelers. It is currently one of the finest red colored diamonds in the world.
10.The Allnatt Diamond
Priced in the $3 millions, this 101.29 carat, 20.258g diamond is vibrant yellow in color.
Even though you may not own a diamond that is even remotely close to the value of these stones, you still may have something worth selling to a pawn shop. If you’re in need of some cash or simply don’t have any use for a diamond, you should consider stopping by your local pawn shop to see how much you could get for your diamonds and other valuable jewelry.