Top 10 Famous Individual Gemstones Mined in India


The Top Ten

1 The Hope Diamond The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is probably the most well known diamond. It was found in India in 1642 and was once a jewel in the royal crown of King Luis XIV of France. Since 1958, The Hope Diamond has been residing in the Smithsonian museum. The Hope Diamond has a reputation of a cursed gem though (go to the list Top 10 Victims of the Hope Diamond "Curse") - Metal_Treasure

2 Koh-i-Noor Diamond Koh-i-Noor Diamond

It's part of British Crown Jewels - Metal_Treasure

3 The Daria-i-Noor Diamond The Daria-i-Noor Diamond

The largest pink diamond in the world is currently part of Iranian Crown Jewels. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Graff Pink Diamond The Graff Pink Diamond
5 The Akbar Shah Diamond

A very old diamond that became famous during the days of the Mughal Empire. It includes two Persian inscriptions, the first reading "Shah Akbar, the Grand King, 1028 A.H." (the letters mean Anno Hegirae). The second inscription read "To the Lord of Two Worlds, 1039 A.H. Shah Jehan".
It's a pear-shaped diamond with a light green hue. - Metal_Treasure

6 The Regent Diamond The Regent Diamond

This gem is colorless with a pale blue hue. It graced the crowns of King Louis XV, Louis XVIII, Charles X and Napoleon III. Currently, the diamond is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, set in a diadem designed for the French Empress Eugenie. - Metal_Treasure

7 The Dresden Green Diamond The Dresden Green Diamond
8 The Black Orlov Diamond (aka The Eye of Brahma Diamond) The Black Orlov Diamond (aka The Eye of Brahma Diamond)

A cushion-cut black diamond (supposedly cursed) - Metal_Treasure

9 The Orlov Diamond The Orlov Diamond

Not to be confused with The Black Orlov Diamond. The Orlov Diamond is a large, almost colorless diamond with a slightly bluish-green hue (and not black) that was encrusted into the Imperial Sceptre of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. - Metal_Treasure

10 The Archduke Joseph Diamond The Archduke Joseph Diamond

The Contenders

11 The Beau Sancy Diamond

A colorless pear-shaped diamond, which sold for US $10 million in 2012 - Metal_Treasure

12 The Sancy Diamond
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