Who doesn’t love diamonds? They are the epitome of luxury and glamour, and we all dream of owning one (or two!). But did you know that some diamonds are so rare that only a handful of people in the world can claim ownership of them? Yes, you read that right! In this blog, we’re going to take a deep dive into the world of diamonds and explore the five rarest diamonds in the world.
The Pink Star
The Pink Star, also known as the Steinmetz Pink, is a rare pink diamond that weighs 59.60 carats. It was discovered in 1999 in South Africa and was initially known as the Steinmetz Pink, after the diamond company that cut and polished it. The diamond was sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2017, making it the most expensive diamond ever sold at an auction.
Pink diamonds are incredibly rare, and the Pink Star is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
The Oppenheimer Blue
The Oppenheimer Blue is a rare blue diamond that weighs 14.62 carats. It was named after its previous owner, Sir Philip Oppenheimer, a member of the Oppenheimer diamond family. The diamond was sold for $57.5 million at a Christie’s auction in 2016, making it the most expensive blue diamond ever sold at an auction.
Blue diamonds are considered a sign of royalty and second rarest diamonds in the world. The Oppenheimer Blue is classified as a Type IIb diamond, which means it is nitrogen-free and contains boron, which gives it its blue color.
The Moussaieff Red
The Moussaieff Red is a rare red diamond that weighs 5.11 carats. It was discovered in the 1990s in Brazil and was later sold to the Moussaieff jewellery company in London. The diamond’s current owner is unknown, and it has not been publicly displayed since 2003.
The Moussaieff Red’s rarity is due to its unique color. The Moussaieff Red is one of only a handful of red diamonds that exist. The diamond’s vivid color is due to the presence of a rare distortion in its crystal lattice.
The Graff Pink
The Graff Pink is a rare pink diamond that weighs 24.78 carats. It was discovered in South Africa in the 1950s and was later owned by several prominent diamond collectors before being purchased by Laurence Graff, a British jeweler. The diamond was sold for $46 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2010, making it the most expensive pink diamond ever sold at an auction.
The diamond’s color is described as intense pink, and it is classified as a Type IIa diamond, which means it is nitrogen-free and has exceptional transparency.
The Blue Moon of Josephine
The Blue Moon of Josephine is a rare blue diamond that weighs 12.03 carats. It was discovered in South Africa in 2014 and was named after the daughter of its owner, a Hong Kong billionaire. The diamond was sold for $48.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2015, making it the most expensive blue diamond ever sold at an auction at the time.
The Blue Moon of Josephine’s rarity is due to its exceptional clarity. The Blue Moon of Josephine is the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever graded by the GIA. The diamond’s clarity is also exceptional, as it is graded as internally flawless.
These five diamonds are some of the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. Their rarity is due to their unique colors, sizes, and exceptional features. While these diamonds are out of reach for most of us, their beauty and rarity continue to fascinate and inspire people all over the world.
The world of diamonds is filled with many other exceptional stones, and it will be exciting to see what new discoveries will be made in the future. If you love diamonds and wish to own beautiful and authentic diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, or necklaces, explore the huge collection at JEWELBOX.