The Splendor of Diamonds

The Diamonds in the Smithsonian’s Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s Splendor of Diamonds was a presentation of seven of the rarest jewels on the planet. The precious stones extended in size from 5.11 carats to 203.04 carats. The display kept running from June 27, 2003 to September 15, 2003. The seven precious stones showed were the Allnatt, the Millennium Star, the Ocean Dream, the Moussaieff Red, the Heart of Eternity, the Steinmetz Pink, and the Pumpkin Diamond.

The Allnatt is a pad cut, Fancy Vivid Yellow precious stone, as evaluated by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA.) It is at present possessed by the SIBA Corporation and has a mass of 101.29 carats. Its yellow shading is because of a specific centralization of Nitrogen pollutions inside the carbon structure. The Allnatt’s irregularity originates from its size and its shading couple of precious stones with a mass more noteworthy than 100 carats can hold such a striking shading, which makes these jewels ideal for unconditional promise jewels, since no one would need to return such an exceptional precious stone. 珠寶

The Allnatt Diamond

The De Beers Millennium Star is the 6th biggest known drab precious stone of gemstone quality that has ever been found. It is the second biggest faultless, dry pear cut jewel. The absence of shading in the Millennium Star implies that it is made completely from solidified carbon. There are no polluting influences from different components, no deformities in its structure, no illumination during the development procedure.

The Millennium Star is claimed by the De lagers organization. It started from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the mid 1990s. The first precious stone was 777 carats (155.4 g.) It went to the Steinmetz bunch three years to laser-cut and clean the harsh gem to its 203.04 carat pear shape. There was some discussion concerning whether the precious stone was a “blood jewel” or a “non strife jewel” since it was from a zone wealthy in war precious stones, yet this reality was never demonstrated and cleared the Kimberley Process.

The Ocean Dream is a 5.51 carat (1.102 g), Fancy Deep Blue-Green jewel, as appraised by the GIA. It is one of the rarest precious stones on the planet, for it is the main common jewel known to the GIA to be of a blue-green shading. Blue green is regularly found in engineered or falsely modified precious stones. So as to accomplish such a tone, the precious stone shading must be adjusted by means of illumination. The Ocean Dream was presented to a huge number of long periods of the world’s regular radiation-causing its blue-green shading.

The Moussaieff Red is a 5.11 carat (1.022 g), trilliant cut, extravagant red precious stone, as appraised by the GIA. Red, particularly a dark red, is one of the rarest tints found in a precious stone. The Moussaieff is the biggest Fancy Red jewel that the GIA have ever observed. It was found by a rancher in Brazil in the mid 1990s, where it was obtained as an unpleasant precious stone of 13.9 carats (2.78 g) by William Goldberg Diamond Corp. The precious stone was cut, cleaned, and named the Red Shield. It was purchased by the Moussaieff Jewelers Ltd and renamed.

The Heart of Eternity is a 27.64 carat (5.528 g), heart cut, Fancy Vivid Blue precious stone, evaluated by the GIA. This jewel starts from South Africa. It was cut by the Steinmetz Company, who offered it to the De Beers Company. The blue shading is because of boron pollutions in the carbon structure of the precious stone. Not very many “blue” precious stones are of such distinctive shading, for regularly the boron is just situated in specific areas of the stone, or the shading is incredibly desaturated and blended with shades of dim.

In the same way as other jewels, the Steinmetz Pink starts from South Africa. It is possessed by Steinmetz Company, has a mass of 59.60 carats, and is inside immaculate. The GIA jewel rings Institute (the world’s chief expert on precious stones) affirmed it to be the biggest Fancy Vivid Pink precious stone that they had ever observed. It took twenty months to get ready, cut, and clean.