This blue diamond is named after Sir Joseph Oppenheimer, a longtime member of the diamond trade. The Oppenheimer Blue weighs 14.62 carat and was auctioned in May 2016 for 57.5 million dollars in Geneva. The Oppenheimer Blue is believed to be the largest natural blue diamond which ever existed.
OPPENHEIMER BLUE: THE JEWELLERY EDITOR
The Graff Pink
The origin of the diamond is unknown. In 1950 the diamond was sold by jeweler Harry Winston. Since then, this pink diamond was no longer officially for sale. In 2020 it was sold for 46.2 million dollars at the auction house Sotheby’s in Geneva to the London diamond dealer Laurence Graff. He named the nameless pink diamond after himself, Graff Pink.
THE GRAFF PINK: PINTEREST
The Cullinan diamond
In 1905, the Cullinan diamond was discovered in South Africa. The diamond was split into nine large pieces and 96 small pieces. Now the nine large stones are part of the British Crown Jewels. It weighs 530.2 carat and has become known as “the big star of Africa”. The Cullinan II weighs 317.4 carat and is known as “little star of Africa”. Cullinan III and IV with each 94.4 and 63.6 carat can be found in the Crown of Queen Mary of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of British India (1910 - 1936). The shipment of the valuable stones is a big challenge. It was feared the valuable stones could be stolen during transport. Therefore a copy of the stones was transported while the original was sent by mail.
THE CULLINAN III AND IV: THE COURT JEWELLER
The Spirit of the Rose
The spirit of the rose is a pink diamond. It was found in a mine of Russian concern Alrosa in the East Siberian region of Sahka. It was named after Vaslav Nijinsky's legendary ballet Le Spectre de la Rose. The pink diamond was auctioned on November 11, 2020 in Geneva for about 19.49 million euros.
THE SPIRIT OF THE ROSE: N-TV.DE