People will spend a small fortune of jewelry. It seems like everybody, from kings and queens down to business people and collectors, wants to own the biggest and most expensive diamonds.
While many people do spend a lot on jewelry, there are 10 special diamonds which are far more expensive than anything else on the market. These are worth millions of dollars and are considered to be incredibly rare. As a result, many of the wealthiest people on earth are constantly trying to get a hold of them.
Below are the all time priciest diamonds in the world.
1. The Koh-I-Noor Diamond
This is a diamond that has been around for an incredibly long time. It was first discovered in 1294 and has changed owners many times throughout its rich history. In 1850 the Koh-I-Noor finally found a permanent owner after the English confiscated the diamond and have held it ever since.
This diamond weighs 105.6 carats and its name, Koh-I-Noor, means “mountain of light.”
2. The Infamous Sancy Diamond
This is a gem with quite a bit of history behind it. Several different European royal families have have claimed to own it and the diamond has switched hands between the English, Portuguese, and France.
The Sancy Diamond weighs 55.23 carats and is shaped to look like a shield. It was named after French diplomat Nicolas de Harlay, seigneur de Sancy.