The Kimberley diamond: A Flawless, 70-carat, step cut, champagne-colored diamond that was found in the Kimberley Mine, South Africa. It was
The Heart of Eternity is a 27.64 carat, fancy vivid blue diamond. It was found in the South African Premier Diamond Mine.
Dubbed the world's #largest '#flawless' #diamond of its type - World’s largest D colorless diamond at 101.73 carat. The diamond was carved from a 236-carat rough diamond found in Jwaneng Mine in Botswana.
The 45 Most Gorgeous, Famous Gems of All Time - The Cut The Tiffany Diamond In 1877, Tiffany & Co.'s iconic 128-carat yellow diamond was found in South Africa. It adorned Audrey Hepburn's neck while she was doing publicity photos for Breakfast at Tiffany's and, today, it’s on permanent display in the New York Fifth Avenue store.
Victoria-Transvaal Diamond Necklace: Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. 67.89 carats Look for flashes of color in the 116 facets of this pear-shaped, champagne-colored diamond. Cut from a 240-carat crystal, it is suspended from a chain of 108 diamonds that total about 45 carats. The necklace was designed by Baumgold Brothers, Inc.
In the summer of 1963, a 198.28-carat fancy brown diamond was found in the South African diamond fields. This unusual stone was purchased
A 203 carat diamond is more like a paper weight than anything you can actually wear. The Millennium Star Diamond is the largest flawless pear-shaped diamond, it was 777 carats in the rough, making it the 6th largest diamond ever found. It was discovered in the early 1990′s in then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo and purchased by De Beers, for an undisclosed amount.
478 ct Diamond found in a South African mine!
The Bulgari Blue This Bulgari two-stone ring has a unique 10.95 carat triangular-cut blue diamond and a 9.87 triangular-cut white diamond. Bulgari made the rock in 1972 and the Gemological Institute of America has verified both diamonds as flawless. It was auctioned at Christie's in October 2010 for $15.7 million.
The Star of South Africa, a 47.69-carat old style pear-shaped diamond,
2.44 carat rough diamond named "Silver Moon" by the Arkansas couple who found the stone at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR. The stone was recently cut to a 1.06 F VVS2 pear shaped brilliant cut.
Precious and semi precious stones, raw and cut
In 1929 a map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that
Elizabeth Bay A mining town in southern Namibia. It was formerly considered a ghost town. Elizabeth Bay in on the coast of Namibia, 25 km south of Lüderitz.Diamonds were first discovered in the region around 1908; however, it wasn't until 1989 that the government of Namibia spent $53 million on the exploration and creation of a new diamond mine on the site.The mine stopped being operational sometime around 1998. By 2000, the town was considered
Discovered in South Africa, the Cullinan is the largest diamond ever found.
List of Pictures: The Big Hole, Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa
The Big Hole, Kimberley in the Northern Cape | South Africa - man-made while digging for diamonds...
The Petra Blue Diamond Is relatively young and can't boast to have mysterious legend of its origin, however it is in the list of most famous diamonds. It was mined in famed Cullinan mine by Petra in South Africa in 2008.
110-carat. The Cullinan Yellow Asscher-cut Diamond. This glorious yellow diamond originated in South Africa, making its way to the British crown jewels in 1907 under King Edward VII.
The Shah is an 88.70-carat, bar-shaped, partially polished diamond bearing three engraved markings. It was probably found in Golconda,
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Antique ring featuring one old mine-cut diamond (approx 0.85 carat) and an emerald-cut emerald (approx 0.60 carat) in a moi-and-toi crossover design. Set in yellow gold and platinum, circa 1895. Via Diamonds in the Library.
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Rooibos tea is herbal tea that is made from the plant Aspalathus limearis, which is found only in a small area in the Western Cape of South Africa.
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18k Black Gold Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring - Here is a very large, stunning & certified 3.25 carat Black Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring set in a lovely 18k Black Gold. This wide ring features a AAA quality 1.50 carat Black Princess Cut diamond is set atop of the ring. It also comes with beautiful 1.75 carat VS1-VS2 clarity & E color princess cut & round diamonds that surround the solitaire. The ring measures 7.5mm wide & the
The Steinmetz Pink was discovered in southern Africa and is the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond known in the world. It weighs 59.60 carats and has been graded as Internally Flawless.
Reward of Faith Sapphire ~ This stone was found in 1975 at the Reward gemfield near Rubyvale in Queensland, Australia. In 1983 it was cut into the 52.36-carat round.
The Tiffany Diamond Found in South Africa in 1877, Tiffany & Co.'s iconic 128 carat yellow diamond is on permanent display in the company's Fifth Avenue store in NYC. But Audrey Hepburn briefly wore the staggering gem in publicity photos for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The Hope Diamond began life as a large 112.8 carat diamond. It was originally purchased by King Louis the 14th. He had the court jewelers re-cut the stone to a more pleasing shape and it was reduced in size to just over 67 carats. This stunning gem was also with Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette when they attempted to flee France during the revolution. It was taken from them and turned over to the government. This was another treasure stolen