One of the most widely known and well admired famous diamonds is that of the "Hope" which weights 46 carat. Currently it is on display at the Smithsonian. The Hope has many stories of ill fate of its possessors associated with it. After the tragic end of its last owner, it was decided in 1958 that The Hope would have to be given to the Smithsonian. Originally a 110 carat rough and rather flat, Hope was soon refurnished into its current shape.
Summit of all natural colored engagement diamonds is -The Dresden Green. It stands out from the crowd claiming to be the largest green diamond of the world by weighing 40 carats. One of the main reasons as to why it is a precious diamond is on account of the fact that it has a slight hint of blue overtone distributed in the vastness of green color. It is this rare fact that has made Dresden Green historic.
"Conde Pink" is named after Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, who had distinguished himself as Commander of the French Army in the Thirty Years' War and who came to be known as the Grand Condé. It is a pear shaped jewelry diamond weighing 9.01 carats. It is mainly due to the structural distortion of crystals that this diamond gets its pinkish hue. This famous diamond is also free from all chemical impurities. Once owned by Louis XIII, history tracks the Conde Pink to the early 17th century.
One of the largest yellow diamonds discovered till date is the Tiffany Yellow Diamond weighing 288 carats. It is a lovely octahedron shape canary- yellow famous diamond. It was found in the Kimberley mine in South Africa in 1878. After it was cut to its current shape and size, it had a top weight of 129 carats. It boasts of 90 facets, 32 more than any ordinary diamond.
Another world famous diamond is The Koh-I-Noor or Kohinoor that originated from the Kollur, Guntur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It weighs 106 carats and is currently part of the British Crown Jewels. First mention of this diamond in history is in 1304. Stories suggest that it was also once set into the crown of Shah Jahan, an important king that built the Taj Mahal. It was set as a peacock eye in his famous peacock throne.