Diamond is associated with lot of emotion such as admiration, pride, novelty, beauty and many more. When it comes to diamond, each and every mankind is dazed by its beauty.
So, it is not a surprise that diamonds are depicted to be a symbol of power and beauty. As it is still one of the expensive rocks, it is therefore also attached eternally to royalty. Till some time back, diamond jewellery shopping was witnessed as a sign of wealth and aristocracy, nevertheless nowadays diamond are within the reach of masses too. The credit for this alteration mainly goes to the introducing of jewellery with cut diamonds, and also the facility of online shopping of diamond jewellery at affordable prices.
But this did not hamper diamond image of being associated with the royalty or being the sign of nobility. Diamonds are found in different size, shapes and colors. There are some of diamonds which are known for their color, shape and size to be the world’s best. Some of these renowned diamonds are:
• Akbar Shah: this 71.7 carat, colorless diamond has originated in India. This diamond has a unique history to itself. This diamond is crudely pear shaped. It gained its stardom during the Mughal era in India. One of unique feature of this diamond is that it used consist of two Persian inscriptions. One reading meant “Shah Akbar, the Grand King, 1028 A. N. (Anno Hegirae); the other inscription meant “To the Lord if the Two Worlds, 1039 A.H., Shah Jehan”. This diamond was claimed to be the part of the famous Mughal peacock throne. The last owner of this diamond was a British merchant named, George Blogg, who had recut this diamond and reduced it from 116 carat (original size) to 71.7 carat and also destroyed the inscriptions in the process. The whereabouts of this diamond today is unknown.
• Allnatt diamond: this cushion shaped yellow color diamond, claimed to have originated in South Africa. This diamond is known after its owners, Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt. In 1996, the diamond was sold in an auction in Geneva for worth more than $ 3 Million.
• Amarillo Starlight: This colorless diamond was found by a park visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas in 1975. To honor the founder, W.W. Johnson of Amarillo of Texas, the diamond was named after the city he belongs to.
• Daria-i-Noor: This means “sea of light” in Persian, is currently one of the biggest diamond in the world of 182 carats. It is the rarest diamond found in the world not only due to its sheer size also because of its color that is pale pink. Although originated in India, the present location of the diamond is debatable. As some claim it to be i preserved in Sonali bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh, whereas other say it is found in the Iranian Crown Jewels of Central bank of Iran in Tehran.