No gemstone can surpass a diamond when it comes to defining the word, amazing. Diamonds have been at the top of their game since the beginning of its reign (which is like – many centuries ago). Given its outstanding physique and not to mention, quality – it is not a secret to the world that most people have diamond collections including engagement rings of their own. A glittery rock on your hand is sure to catch one’s eye and not to mention – the glimmer in your eyes when your significant other goes down on one knee with it!
Nowadays, many tend to prefer custom chains and necklaces for themselves instead of going for a diamond collection. But in reality, diamonds are not only a girl’s best friend, but they are a true gem of an investment as well (and quite literally)! Personal diamond collections can be a bit intimidating to know and take a glimpse of, but it does actually peek a hefty luggage of interest. This is why if you belong in those clusters of interest, let us take you to some of the most amazing personal diamond collections all over the world – and who knows, you might be the next one.
A familiar name of the jewellery and diamond industry, Harry Winston has been named as the ‘King of Diamonds’ due to its magnificent work with diamonds over the past decades. It is believed that Winston has owned almost one-third of the globe’s most famous diamonds. One of which is his infamous Hope Diamond, which was originally in the possession of an American socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean.
This stunning, rich, and ocean-like blue diamond dates back to four centuries ago and is significantly admired because of its true blue color surrounded by boron atoms. This diamond weighs 45.52 carats and is remarkably recognized due to its aesthetically pleasing shape.
As famous as their whole union and bloodline, the diamond collection of the British Royal Family is, without a doubt, the most famous collection in the world. These stunning pieces are currently owned by Queen Elizabeth II and are carefully incorporated into lavish possessions of royal council such as crowns, tiaras, orbs, scepters, rings, and other jewelry items.
It is estimated that the Queen possesses more than 300 items of jewelery, majority are diamonds, which includes 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 37 bracelets, 34 pairs of earrings, 15 rings, and a lot more. Yet, the most amazing part is – this is just for the collection of the Queen.
The Aurora Pyramid of Hope or the Aurora Collection consists of a whooping, hefty 296 diamonds and was built up by American collectors Alan Bronstein and Harry Rodman over 25 years in the late 20th century. The collection exclusively has coloured diamonds (that are quite rare to find and is very expensive in the market) in varying shapes and sizes. The amazing factor is, these diamonds are actually arranged based from their sizes that resulted into a pyramid-like formation.
The total carat weight of the diamonds is estimated to be 268 carats that made it the largest private collection amongst all coloured diamonds in the globe. According to experts, this collection is most likely estimated to 100 million dollars cash.
At the end of the 19th century, Nasseridin Shah collected yellow diamonds and several stones of over 100 carats. This unique collection is currently owned by the Iranian state and is securely kept in the country’s vaults. The magnificent addition to this is that these diamonds are not just the coloured extravagant diamonds, but the white diamonds whose shade specifically stands out due to its sheer size. This collection consists of a total of 23 diamonds, more than 1700 carats in total.
Just when you thought diamonds itself couldn’t get better, more and more amazing history and collections come into the light. This just proves how diamonds will always be not just another accessory but can also be a country’s pride and main attraction.