One of Confucius quotes states, ‘Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble without’. Diamonds have been treasured since the beginning of time for their sparkle and unique look. While the earliest recorded use of the stone was to polish axes, Cecil Rhodes, the founder of De Beers is considered to be single-handedly responsible for making the diamond market of the world what it is at present. Diamonds were once very rare, but today these jewels can be bought all over the world. Now, the emphasis is no longer on simple diamonds that can be readily found in the market, but on rare diamonds that are exclusive and one of a kind.
All diamonds may be considered rare if you consider that in addition to going through the laborious process of extracting the rough from the earth’s core, only about 1 in 1 million diamonds is a good gem quality one carat stone, only 1 in 5 million a 2 carat gem quality stone, and only 1 in 15 million a 3 carat gem quality diamond.But here, we are going to discuss diamonds that are far rarer than these. Rare diamonds stand apart from the rest for either, their exclusive colour, magnificent carat weight, their clarity which is the external and internal flawlessness, or unique cut. Each stone that makes this list has at least one aspect or characteristic that is distinctive.
Some of the rarest diamonds of the world are: The Blue Heart diamond celebrated for its unique colour, The Centenary Diamond famous for its perfect colour, The Cullinan Diamond eminent for its awesome size, The Golden Eye Diamond prominent for being the world’s largest flawless canary yellow stone and The Koh I Noor renowned for being the oldest recorded diamond of the world.Also, The Spirit of de Grisogono legendary for being the largest cut black diamond in history, The Earth Star illustrious for its rare brown colour, The Golden Jubilee famed for possessing the largest facets, The Ocean Dream Diamond well-known for its unique blue-green colour, The Hope Diamond distinguished for its fancy deep blue colour, and the Steinmetz Pink known for its rare and beautiful vivid pink colour.
There was a time when an average buyer had to settle for the conventional colourless variety of diamonds, but today this scenario has changed completely. Rare diamonds stand apart from the rest for either, their exclusive colour, magnificent carat weight, their clarity which is the external and internal flawlessness, or unique cut. The diamond trade is now encouraging investors and buyers to experiment with natural coloured diamonds. This is an exciting and fascinating development in the market and has consumers excited about diamonds in various hues of pink, yellow, green, black, red, blue, brown, champagne, etc. These rare diamonds are more expensive than their white colourless counterparts, but are a valuable investment. Such coloured diamonds are becoming increasingly popular for engagement ring settings, exclusive designs for earrings and necklaces, and have also hit a nerve with designers of watches and other accessories that use diamonds to add value to their products.