Saturday, February 4, 2017

Famous Diamonds examined by the GIA

The Hope Diamond may be the most famous coloured diamond in the world. GIA graded the cushion antique brilliant of 45.52 carats as Fancy dark grayish blue.

GIA described the 41 carat Dresden Green as Fancy green, with a modified pear-shaped brilliant cut. The green has medium tone and slightly grayish saturation.
The Portuguese Diamond weighs 127.01 carats and is colour graded M with a VS1 clarity. The Portuguese has a strong blue fluorescence.

The Idol’s Eye weighs 70.20 carats. Its colour grade is Very Light blue and its clarity is VVS1.
The Moussaieff Red weighs 5.11 carats and is the largest pure red diamond known to exist. It was cut and polished from a 13.9 carat rough.

The 30.62 carat Fancy Deep blue Blue Heart Diamond.
The two stone Bvgari Blue made $ 15.76m at auction. It features a 10.95 carat VS2 Fancy Vivid blue diamond, and an 8.87 carat G colour VS1 diamond.

The Pumpkin Diamond is Fancy Vivid orange and 5.54 carats.
The 59.60 carat Flawless Fancy Vivid pink Pink Star was formerly known as the Steinmetz Pink.

The 101.29 carat cushion cut Allnatt is graded Fancy Vivid yellow.
The 33.19 carat Asscher cut Elizabeth Taylor Diamond

The Mouna weighs 112.53 carats, is Fancy Intense yellow, and a modified cushion cut. It fetched $3.2 million in 1998.
The 5.51 carat Ocean Dream is graded as Fancy Deep blue-green.

The 128.54 carat Fancy yellow Tiffany Diamond
The 31.06 carat Wittelsbach Blue is Fancy Deep grayish blue, VS2. It was sold in 2008 to Laurence Graff for $24.3 million.

6.95 carat Fancy Vivid blue, SI2 clarity, 6.79 carat, Fancy Vivid pink, VS2.