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The Star of the Season: a pear-shaped stone of 100.10 carats, D-color and internally flawless, bought at Sotheby's in Geneva during May, 1995. The final price of US 16,548,750 paid by Sheikh Ahmed Fitaihi of Saudi Arabia.

The Star of the Season Diamond: Famous Large Diamonds - Chatelaine's Gemstones, Antiques and Appraisals Magazine

"The 101" the largest D color flawless diamond ever to come to auction. Sold at the auction for 26.7 million dollars.

Highlights of the Christies Geneva spring sale of Magnificent Jewels on 15 May

The 'Winston Legacy' is the largest white diamond ever to come to auction. The Type IIa, pear-shaped, D colour, flawless diamond was sold to Harry Winston at Christie's auction of jewels in Geneva on 15 May

マーキュリーミストトパーズ ルース 10mm:EsteeGrace

マーキュリーミストトパーズ ルース 10mm:EsteeGrace

Les Plus Gros Diamants Du Monde

Soon to be mine. :-) carat gem is the world’s second largest known Grade D Colorless diamond. The Millennium Star is an internally and externally flawless, pear-shaped diamond owned by De Beers

Potemkin Diamond (Russian Crown Jewels), also belonged to Empress Eugenie, oval-shaped brilliant diamond, perfectly cut, and weighing 51 carats.

Potemkin Diamond (Russian Crown Jewels), also belonged to Empress Eugenie, oval-shaped brilliant diamond, perfectly cut, and weighing 51 carats. RP BY LINDA HAMMERSCHMID

"How to buy diamonds" explains diamonds characteristics. For most people, buying a diamond is a new experience, but that doesn't mean it should be overwhelming.

Sapphires, 9 on MOHS hardness scale, only diamond harder at 10

The beauty of Sapphire - every single color in the spectrum save one. Of course, red, as that is known as Ruby.

The Steinmetz Pink    A 59.60 carat diamond rated as Fancy Vivid Pink by the GIA, it is the largest ever with this rating. It is said to be displayed at the Smithsonian, “The Splendor of Diamonds”

The Steinmetz Pink diamond was discovered in southern Africa and is the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond known in the world. Pink diamonds are extremely rare. The Steinmetz Pink weighs carats and has been graded as Internally Flawless.

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