World's Famous Diamonds - The Blue Lili | Jordan Bass Jewelry
The Famous Diamond - The Blue Lili
Fashioned by William Goldberg of the William Goldberg Company in New York, US, and named for his wife. Current whereabouts unknown. The Blue Lili diamond is a cushion-cut blue diamond of unknown color and clarity grade, weighing 30.06 carats. The Blue Lili diamond occupies the 6th ranking in the list of famous blue diamonds. Additional information about where this diamond is currently located, who the owner is etc. is not available.
Passion. Murder. Insanity. Intrigue. Envy. A mere hint of the fascinating stories behind the world's most remarkable diamonds. Many have been associated with famous names - the likes of Napoleon ... Sultan Babur ... Lady Astor ... Shah Jehan ... Queen Victoria ... Catherine the Great ... Elizabeth Taylor. Others have inspired awe and legend on account of their size, origins or unique qualities. Since nearly the dawn of time, diamonds have encrusted the armor of great warriors and adorned the crowns and scepters of kings and queens. After all, the diamond was considered the emblem of fearlessness and invincibility. In fact, it was believed that mere possession of a diamond would endow the wearer with superior strength, bravery and courage.
World's Famous Diamond Mines
The oldest and most famous diamond mine in North America is the Crater of Diamonds which is just south of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. In 1906, diamonds were found after John Wesley Huddleston bought the land to farm. He noticed two small stones in the bottom of the bucket of cattle feed. The stones were sent to Little Rock jeweler who sent them to Tiffany's in New York and,...more
World's Largest Diamonds
The largest faceted diamond in the world is the Golden Jubilee, weighing 545.67 carats. It is a Fancy Brownish-Yellow color and "fire rose cushion cut." It is unusual also because it has a certain type of rare color banding. The second largest faceted diamond in the world is the Star of Africa, also known as the Cullinan I. It weighs 530.20 carats and is a pear shape with 74 facets...more