Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ten Most Famous Diamonds in the World

The second of the ten most famous diamonds is the golden jubilee.  What an incredible size this diamond is.

 The Golden Jubilee

golden jubilee diamond

The Golden Jubilee is holding the title of the world’s largest faceted diamond in the world, measuring 545,67 carats. It was discovered in 1985, in the Premier mine of South Africa. At first, it was considered an ugly brown diamond. Gabriel Tolkowsky received the diamond, which was supposed to be used at testing some new tools and cutting methods. The result astonished everyone. It turned out that the “Unnamed Brown” was actually a very beautiful yellow-brown diamond. It remained unnamed until it was presented to the king of Thailand in 1997, for the 50th anniversary of his coronation (thus, its name).

Note:  This article was on the website named Smashing Tops.  I do not know who the author is.  If anyone knows, I would like to know too so I can give credit to them.

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