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The Cullinan the second largest Diamond on the world and is part of the royal jewels in London

Star Africa diamond is the largest cut diamond in the world. The diamond was cut by a Company of Amsterdam who examined the diamond for six month before deciding how to cut it.

The 76-carat ‘Archduke Joseph Diamond’ is one of the world’s most famous diamonds and it has been characterized as being the largest internally flawless gem in the world.

Christie’s auctioned off the 57 carat Archduke Diamond in November, one of the world’s most famous diamonds (named for Archduke Joseph August a one-time owner of the diamond & the prince of the Hungarian line of the Hapsburg Dynasty).

Cullinan diamond before being cut (replica). the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found at 3106.75 carats (621.35 g). It was cut into 105 diamonds including the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, 530.2 carats (106.04 g), and the Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, 317.4 carats (63.48 g), both of which are now part of the British Crown Jewels.

carat, Cullinan diamond rough, largest of its kind: A glass model replica of the Cullinan diamond in its original rough state-SR

Potemkin Diamond (Russian Crown Jewels), also belonged to Empress Eugenie, oval-shaped brilliant diamond, perfectly cut, and weighing 51 carats.

Potemkin Diamond (Russian Crown Jewels), also belonged to Empress Eugenie, oval-shaped brilliant diamond, perfectly cut, and weighing 51 carats. RP BY LINDA HAMMERSCHMID

Tiffany Yellow Diamond, 128.5 carats.  It was the largest diamond ever to go on display at the Smithsonian when it was on loan in 2007.  Only two women have worn it, one being Audrey Hepburn in publicity photos for Breakfast at Tiffanys.

Tiffany's original yellow diamond, The Tiffany Diamond is one of the most notable diamonds in the world.

The Portuguese:  The Portuguese Diamond, at 127.01 carats is the largest faceted diamond in the National Gem Collection in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. Its near flawless clarity and unusual octagonal emerald cut make it one of the world's most magnificent diamond gems

Portuguese Diamond at carats is the largest faceted diamond in the Nation Gem Collection. It's near flawless clarity and unusual octagonal emerald cut make it one of the world's most magnificent diamond gems

Sun-Drop Diamond ($10.9 million)    Setting a record for a yellow diamond at auction, the Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa sold at Sotheby's Geneva this week for more than $10.9 million. The pear-shaped gem weighs 110.3 carats and was discovered only last year, meaning it has no previous owners, which added to its value. And it also comes with a bonus—the new owner gets to name the stone.

World's Most Expensive Colored Diamonds

Sun-Drop Diamond million carats. Nice-lookin' rock, considering it's color is representative of the worst a rainbow has to offer.

228 carat FANCYS Type | A Pear Shaped Almost Colorless Diamond

The Cullinan I aka First Star of Africa. Pear shaped diamond, second largest in the world, at carats. It sits at the top of Queen Elizabeth's scepter.

The Pasha Diamond: The earliest reference to the appearance of the Pasha is from Dieulafait (1874).  It shows a drawing of an octagonal stone weighing 40 carats.  Although once owned by Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress, and King Farouk of Egypt, there is no other reference to it in the octagonal form.  Unfortunately, Hutton did not like the shape, and had the only octagonal historic diamond recut to a 36 carat round stone.

Jewelry Diamond : Image Description The Pasha Diamond: 1874 is earliest reference as an octagon stone weighing 40 carats. Sadly cut down to 36 carats by subsequent owner who preferred it round.

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