Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Which are the most popular diamonds in the world?

The Cullinan I: a pear fashioned diamond of 530.20 carats also called ”The Star of Africa”. Set in the English crown jewels. Can be admired in the Tower of London.

The Koh-I-Noor: This”Mountain of Light” is the oldest of the well-known diamonds, has an oval shape and weighs 108.93 carats. Discovered in India, the stone is now fraction of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.

The Hope: This is a blue diamond of 44.50 carats and with an extraordinary brilliance. At the moment, the stone is on display at the Smithsonian organization in Washington. Had the reputation to bring misfortune.