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Swimming in your ocean…

The Ocean Dream is a diamond measuring 5.51 carat, rated in color as Fancy Deep Blue-Green by the Gemological Institute of America. The Ocean Dream is the only natural diamond known to the GIA to possess a blue-green hue, making it one of the rarest diamonds in the world. (A blue-green colour is commonly seen […]

An Oppenheimer?

  The Oppenheimer Diamond, a nearly perfectly formed 253.7 carat yellow diamond crystal, is one of the largest uncut diamonds in the world. It measures approximately 20 × 20 millimeters. It was discovered in the Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley, South Africa, in 1964. Harry Winston acquired the stone and presented it to the Smithsonian Institution in […]


  The Orlov (sometimes spelled Orloff) is a 189.62 carat diamond that is part of the collection of the Diamond Fund of the Moscow Kremlin. The origin of this resplendent relic – described as having the shape and proportions of half a hen’s egg – can be traced back to the 18th century Sri Ranganathaswamy […]


A paragon is a perfect diamond — flawless and without inclusions. In the 16th century, a weight of 12 carats was sufficient for this title but now, more than 99 carats are needed. One of the largest flawless diamonds in the world is known as The Paragon — a D-class gem weighing 137.82 carat, which is […]

The real Polar Star…

The brilliant cut 40 carat Polar Star is one of the gems in the Russian Crown purchased in England.A Stone of rare purity and lustre. It is the largest and finest diamond belonging to the Russian Crown. It was purchased in England for the Imperial Regalia, and is remarkable for its rare purity and lustre. […]

Mined in Brazil: The Portuguese Diamond

The Portuguese Diamond is an unusual octagonal-cut diamond known for its flawless clarity. It weighs 127.01 carat and is regarded as one of the world’s most magnificent diamond gems. The Portuguese Diamond gives out a strong fluorescence under ultraviolet light. Under daylight or artificial light, the diamond gives out a soft fluorescence and a beautiful […]

The Premier Rose Collection…

A little bit of Master Diamond Cutters‘ family history is included today. The Premier Rose Diamond at 353.9 carat was one of the large rare gems produced by Premier Mine, of De Beers in South Africa It was mined in March 1978. The diamond was purchased by Mouw Diamond Cutting in Johannesburg in partnership with William […]

Prairie Diamonds…

Local diamond cutters and business advocates are hoping governments will get behind the idea of turning Prince Albert and area into a world player in the diamond market. At the city council meeting on Oct. 11, local diamond cutter and businessman Evert Botha went before city council to advocate for the creation of a friendly […]

Cross your heart…

The Red Cross is a canary yellow cushion-shaped diamond weighing 205.07 carat. It is said to have weighed 375 carat in the rough and to have come from one of the Kimberly mines in 1901. The largest rough found that year weighed only 307 carat, but two more weighing 337½ and 363 carat, had been […]


The Regent Diamond is a diamond which is on display in the Louvre. Another epic movie awaits! In 1698, a slave found the 410 carat uncut diamond in a Golkonda mine, more specifically Paritala-Kollur Mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India and concealed it inside a large wound in his leg. An English sea […]

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