Diamond Museum Amsterdam

The dark brownish-yellow diamond with cushion shape belongs to one of the most famous diamonds worldwide. The diamond is named after Mr Ashberg, a Stockholm banker who bought it in 1934 from the Russian Trade Delegation. At the moment the stone is owned by the...

Elizabeth Taylor was a remarkable woman both on the big screen and in her personal life. While we won’t venture too deep in the latter, we can’t ignore her impressive jewellery collection. The two most impressive pieces of this collection are the Krupp diamond and...

Famous diamonds will always attract both collectors and investors. The Christie’s auction of the 300 year old Princie Diamond was no exception. This fancy intense pink diamond weighs 34.65 carats and has a clarity grade of VS2.Characteristics of the Princie DiamondWhat is most impressive about...

Only absolutely perfect diamonds are flawless, but that doesn’t mean they’re the most valuable. Some diamonds have a very intense colouring that makes them far more unique than an ‘ordinary' diamond. Diamond colours have a wide range from light blue to dark red. Of all the...

Some people have almost everything, but only one person in the world has the world's largest cut emerald. This enormous gemstone named Theodora - God's gift - weighs 57,500 carats, which is equivalent to 25 pounds or 11.5 kilograms.The origin of the emerald is a...

Diamond fluorescence refers to the diamond tendency to disperse a soft bluish glow when exposed to ultraviolet light.  “A diamond should not have strong fluorescence.” That’s what is often claimed by many diamond experts. However, we have got to be careful with this statement: faint or moderate fluorescence does...

Perfect blue diamonds are very rare. Most of the time they have some sort of imperfection like a white side or gray and/or black undertones. One of the most well known perfect blue diamonds is the Heart of Eternity. Its perfection granted it a place in the De Beers Millennium...

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