Iconic Jewels

The Dresden Green

This is the largest green diamond ever found and dates back to the 18th century. The 41-carat gem can be found in Dresden Castle.

The Graff Pink

This flawless pink diamond was originally 24.78 carats until 2010 when it was purchased and had 20 natural flaws removed. Now it is 23.88 carats and looks better than ever.

The Hope Diamond

Famed for a supposed curse, it was once owned by the ill-fated King Louis XIV of France. It later found its way to the royal court of England, before landing in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace

Costing around £42 million, it is the most expensive necklace in existence. Deep yellow in colour, the diamond is approximately 407 carats.

Marie-Louise Diadem

Also found in the Smithsonian, this was once a wedding gift from Napoleon to his wife, Marie-Louise. It was initially fitted with emeralds. However, these were removed in the 1950s, and replaced with Persian turquoise stones. The diadem still contains over 1000 original cut diamonds.

Cora Sun-Drop Diamond

When this was first found in South Africa, it broke records as the most expensive diamond in the world. At an auction of Sotheby’s, the gem was bought for more than £9 million. It is a beautiful pear shape and is also an impressive 110.3 carats.

The Tiffany Diamond Necklace

This necklace is a symbol of the well-known jewellery selling company. In celebration of their 175th year, the item was set with brilliant white diamonds. It can be seen in the company’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue, New York City.

The Tsarevna Swan Ring

It holds the record for having the most diamonds in a wearable ring. There are 2525 in total. This unusual but stunning piece has a value of nearly £1 million.

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