Renowned Diamonds

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Among the most famous of all large diamonds is the Hope Diamond. Currently on display at the Smithsonian, this steel blue diamond weighs in at a hefty 45.52-carats. There are many legends detailing the curse of ill fortune allegedly bestowed on the possessor of the Hope Diamond, perhaps contributing to the decision to donate this […]


Famous Diamonds In The Rough

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Loose diamonds have been around for many centuries, and have intrigued people of every country and continent. Some of the most famous have been the catalyst behind theft, and even murder. One of the first, and most famous loose diamonds, was the Koh-I-Noor, which means Mountain of Light. Historians found mention of it as far […]


Famous Diamonds

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Among the most well known diamonds is the Hope. This 45.52 carat steel blue diamond is currently on display at the Smithsonian. The legends of the ill-fortune and curse bestowed on the possessor of the Hope Diamond are many. This diamond was donated to the Smithsonian in 1958. The Hope was originally a rather flat, […]


Where Diamonds Are Mined

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Argye mine located in the Kimberley region in the far north east of Western Australia. Owned by Rio Tinto, this mine is the world’s largest single producer of volume of diamonds. However, due to low proportion of gem quality diamonds it is not the value leader. It does produce 90-95% of the world’s supply of […]