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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.
 

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.

 

 

 

 


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