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Spinels on a necklace of cultured pearls with dyed green beryl bead

Spinels on a necklace of cultured pearls with dyed green beryl bead

The Great Mogul diamond is considered to be the largest diamond in India. Discovered between 1630 and 1650, the rare Mogul diamond was found in in the Kollur mine on the Kistna. The rough diamond weighed around 793 carats. It takes its name from its owner, Shah Jehan, fifth in succession from Baber, founder of the so-called "Mogul" dynasty in Hindustan.

The Great Mogul diamond is considered to be the largest diamond in India. Discovered between 1630 and 1650, the rare Mogul diamond was found in in the Kollur mine on the Kistna. The rough diamond weighed around 793 carats. It takes its name from its owner, Shah Jehan, fifth in succession from Baber, founder of the so-called "Mogul" dynasty in Hindustan.

Sun-Drop Diamond ($10.9 million)    Setting a record for a yellow diamond at auction, the Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa sold at Sotheby's Geneva this week for more than $10.9 million. The pear-shaped gem weighs 110.3 carats and was discovered only last year, meaning it has no previous owners, which added to its value. And it also comes with a bonus—the new owner gets to name the stone.

Sun-Drop Diamond ($10.9 million) Setting a record for a yellow diamond at auction, the Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa sold at Sotheby's Geneva this week for more than $10.9 million. The pear-shaped gem weighs 110.3 carats and was discovered only last year, meaning it has no previous owners, which added to its value. And it also comes with a bonus—the new owner gets to name the stone.

The Blue Lilli ~ This 30.06-carat blue diamond was cut by the William Goldberg Corporation. He named the stone after his wife, Lili. The stone's shape is a sort of tapered cushion.

The Blue Lilli ~ This 30.06-carat blue diamond was cut by the William Goldberg Corporation. He named the stone after his wife, Lili. The stone's shape is a sort of tapered cushion.

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