Man has used these diamonds as a symbol of wealth and power ever since they first discovered the beauty of diamonds. The largest and rarest stones have been noted throughout history and have become famous diamonds, and some have become infamous! Owned by royalty, collectors and museums, the stories of these diamonds are filled with passion, murder, intrigue and envy which add to their mystique and fascination. Many famous names have been associated with these gems over the years like Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth Taylor. Others famous diamonds inspire awe and legend on account of their size, origin and unique qualities.
Large & rare Diamonds seldom reach the surface of the earth. When they do, their hyponotic beauty entertain even those commissioned to polish them. Some of these famous diamonds achieve incredible sizes of two hundred plus carats after being cut and polished. We have listed just a handful of some of the most famous diamonds of all time.