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Famous Gemstones

Gemstone Weight Description
Cullinan I, ‘Star of Africa’ 3,106.75 carats The Star of Africa consists of a whooping 530.20 carat, cut from The Largest rough diamond gem ever to be found at 3106 carat. From this rough stone, named ‘The Cullinan’, 104 other stones were cut including The Star of Africa. It is adorned by the sceptre of the English King’s insignia and is now kept within the Tower of London.
Largest Ruby 101 carats The world's largest gem-quality rough ruby was unveiled in Dubai. Called the Estrela de Fura, Portuguese for Star of Fura, and weighing 101 carat, the unveiling took place at Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Emerald 7,525 carats The gemstone weighs 1.505 kilograms. In another startling discovery that surprised the internet, the world's largest uncut gemstone emerald has been discovered in Zambia and weighs 7,525 carat (1.505 kg), according to Guinness World Records (GWR)
Hope deep diamond 45.52 carats This beautiful fancy deep diamond consists of 45.52 carat and appeared within the trade in 1830. There are beliefs that this stone was recut from a previously stolen gemstone, however this is unconfirmed. It was brought by a banker by the name of H. Ph. Hope – hence the coming of the name ‘Hope’. Hope now resides in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Dresden Hypnotic 41 carats Displaying a hypnotic this fancy diamond consists of 41 carat and is thought to originate from India. Bought in 1742 by Friedrich August II, Duke of Saxony, for 400,000 taler, it later gained it name from its place of security – the Vaults in Dresden, Germany.
Sancy Sparkling diamond 55 carats This sparkling diamond was worn by Charles the Bold in 1470 and was later bought in 1570 by Seigneur de Sancy from the French Ambassador to Turkey. Consisting of 55 carat, the Sancy now resides in the Louvre in Paris to be adored by many.
Tiffany diamond 128.51 carats A fantastic 128.51 carat, this fancy diamond was found in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1878. It was originally cut from a rough stone of 287.42 carat by Tiffany the Jeweller. The cutting took place in Paris and turned the gem into a striking 90 facet-faced jewel. Recently, the Tiffany was worn by Lady Gaga on the 2019 Oscar red carpet.
Koh-i-Noor white 108.92 carats This gorgeous stone has a rich, adventurous history. Once a round stone of 186 carat belonging to the Indian Raj, this diamond was then plundered in 1739 by the Shah of Persia who named it ‘The Mountain of Light’, or ‘Koh-i-Noor’. Later it then came under the possession of the English East India Company and was then presented to Queen Victoria in 1850. Here it was then recut into the 108.92 carat jewel it now sits as. The Koh-i-Noor was set into the crown of Queen Mary, and later the crown of the Queen Mother of Elizabeth II. You can view this jewel in the Tower of London.
Nassak 43.38 carats The Nassak was originally 90 carat and sat within the Temple of Shiva in Nassak, India. This diamond was looted by the English is 1818 and recut in New York in 1927. The now 43.38 carat diamond was then acquired by the Kind of Saudi Arabia in 1777.
Shah 88.70 carats This unique diamond holds inscriptions on its surface from 3 monarchs – one being the Shah of Persia. It has clear unique cleavage planes upon its polished surfaces and consists of a fantastic 88.70 carat. It was then given the Tsar Nicholas I in 1829, and currently resides in the Kremlin, Moscow.
Florentine 137.27 carats This gem has a rich history steeped in legend. It is host to a gorgeous fancy color and consists of 137.27 carat. Originally it was in the possession of the Medici Family in Florence in 1657. This was then placed within the Habsburg Crown in the 18th century, and following this used as a brooch. However, from since 1919 this diamond's whereabouts is unknown to everyone and remains a mystery.