From Kim's Jewelers of Monmouth County
The Golden Jubilee Diamond - The world's largest faceted diamond, the Golden Jubilee brown diamond, weighs in at 545.67 carats. The famed De Beers Group discovered it in 1985. Faceted as a Fire-Rose cushion shape, the diamond was presented to King Bhumibol's daughter on the King's behalf as a people's gift to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. The diamond is housed in the Royal Museum at Pimammek Golden Temple Throne Hall in Bangkok as part of the crown jewels. There is no exact value of the Golden Jubilee, but it is estimated to be worth anywhere from $4 -$12 million.
Hope Diamond – Perhaps one of the most famous diamonds due to the rumors of its being cursed, in addition to its beauty, is the Hope Diamond. Insured for $250 million, the Hope Diamond is a 45.52 carat deep blue diamond. The original larger stone was bought in 1666 by French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier and called the Tavernier Blue. The Tavernier Blue was cut and produced the French Blue, which was sold to Louis XIV in 1668. The French Blue was stolen in 1791 and eventually cut to produce the Hope Diamond, named after the Hope London banking family, whose collection in which it appeared in 1839. The Hope Diamond was eventually sold to famed jeweler Harry Winston in 1949, who eventually donated it to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., where it is on display today. For more information and pictures, click here.
Oppenheimer Blue – The Oppenheimer Blue is a 14.62 carat emerald cut vivid blue diamond that once held the record for the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction. It is named after the famed diamond mine owner, Philip Oppenheimer, but the current owner is unknown. It is valued at approximately $50.6 million. For more information and pictures, click here.
Pink Star – The Pink Star diamond became the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction in April 2017 for $71.2 million, overtaking the Oppenheimer Blue. Weighing in at 59.60 carats, the Pink Star is the largest known diamond rated at Vivid Pink. For more information and pictures, click here.
Star of India – The 563.35 carat Star of India is the largest gem-quality blue star sapphire in the world. It is nearly flawless and highly unusual because there are stars on both sides of the stone. Discovered in Sri Lanka, it is currently housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. For more information and pictures, click here.