People often say “Diamonds are eternal” because a diamond symbolizes eternal love, purity and strength. As a precious metal with ancient origins, diamonds are evaluated based on four different characteristics called the 4 Cs - Carat, Color, Cut and Clarity (Volume, color, sophistication of cut and purity).

Accordingly, some diamonds have become extremely famous due to their "heavenly" beauty and also because they are associated with the names of famous people in history. Let's take a look at this list of diamonds that have been classified as "legendary".

1. Tiffany yellow diamonds

This is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered. The rough diamond weighing 287.42 carats (58.93 g) was found in 1878 at the Kimberley mine in South Africa. Currently, it is owned by America's most famous jewelry company - Tiffany & Co - when the company bought it in 1887 during an auction of French royal treasures. This diamond was originally Queen Eugenie's necklace with an estimated weight of 128.54 carats (26.35 g), an extremely valuable treasure at that time.

2. Centenary Diamonds

Owned by the famous diamond maker De Beers, this Centenary diamond was created to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. From a very large rough diamond weighing up to 599 carats (122.81 g) discovered at one of the company's mines in 1986, it took 154 days to craft it and the final piece was born heavy. 275.85 carats (56.55 g) with 247 stunning sparkling facets.

Later, De Beers loaned the London Tower for display, but according to rumors, it was secretly sold because for many years no one had ever seen it here. De Beers did not comment and only stated that they respect customers' privacy in this matter.

3. Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is a large dark blue diamond weighing 45.52 carats (9.33 g) currently housed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. It is extremely famous for its curse. Legend has it that the Hope Diamond was stolen from one eye of a sculpture of the goddess Sita and that its curse was "added" in the early 20th century to add mystery and increase its value. market.

Normally, it is blue due to a small amount of boron in its crystal structure, but when illuminated with purple light, it displays an extremely impressive red color.

4. Orlov Diamond

The Orlov diamond, also known as Orloff, weighing 194 carats (39.77 g), is part of the diamond collection of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia and is encrusted on the powerful scepter of Queen Catherine the Great. Its origin is said to be the diamond in the eye of a Hindu god statue at a temple in South India from the 18th century and was stolen by a French deserter.

This is a very rare diamond in history because it still retains the typical rose-shaped carving in the ancient Indian style. Its color is white with a light green tinge, extremely unique and impressive.

5. Regent Diamonds

Discovered in India in 1698, the Regent diamond weighs 140.6 carats (28.83 g) with a bright white color with a hint of sparkling light blue and perfect cuts. once helped it be honored as the most beautiful diamond in the world.

This is also a prestigious diamond when many kings choose it as their jewelry, such as on the crowns of King Louis XVIII, Charles X, Napoleon III and also encrusted on the hilt of Napoleon Bonaparte's sword. Since 1887, it has been displayed in the collection of French royal treasures at the Lourve museum. Its name comes from Duke Orleans Phillippe II, regent of the young emperor Louis XV.

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