List of largest rough diamonds

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This is a partial list of the largest non-synthetic diamonds with a rough stone (uncut) weight of over 200 carats (40 grams).[1] The list is not intended to be complete – e.g., the Cullinan (formerly Premier) mine alone has produced 135 diamonds larger than 200 carats since mining commenced.[2][citation needed]

Carats Name Country Mine Date Current owner
3167 Sergio (carbonado)[3][4][5][6]  Brazil, possibly from outer space. Found above ground in Lençóis 1895 Eventually sold to I. K. Gulland of London, where it was broken up into small pieces as industrial diamond drills.[7]
3106.75 Cullinan Diamond  South Africa Premier Mine 1905 British Crown (I and II) and Elizabeth II (III–IX)
1109 Lesedi La Rona[8]  Botswana Karowe Mine 2015 Graff Diamonds[9]
995.20 Excelsior Diamond  South Africa Jagersfontein Mine 1893 Robert Mouawad
969 Star of Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone Diminco Mine 1973 Harry Winston
910 Lesotho Legend  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2018 Samir Gems[10] and Taché Diamonds [11]
890 Incomparable Diamond  Democratic Republic of the Congo Societé Minière de Bakwanga 1984 Louis Glick
813 The Constellation[12]  Botswana Karowe Mine 2015 Nemesis International DMCC
793 Koh-i-Noor  India Kollur Mine 13th Century British Crown
777 Millennium Star[13]  Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi 1990 De Beers
770 The Woyie River  Sierra Leone Woyie River 1945
755 The Golden Jubilee  South Africa Premier Mine 1985 Government of Thailand
726.6 The Vargas  Brazil San Antonio River 1938
726 The Jonker  South Africa Elandsfontein 1934
709 709-carat diamond of Sierra Leone[14]  Sierra Leone Artisanal mine 2017
650.8 The Jubilee  South Africa Jagersfontein Mine 1895 Robert Mouawad
620 The Sefadu  Sierra Leone Diminco Mine 1970 Lazare Kaplan
616 The Kimberley Octahedron  South Africa Dutoitspan Mine 1964 De Beers
603 Lesotho Promise  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2006 Graff Diamonds
602 Santo Antonio[15]  Brazil Santo Antonio do Bonito River 1994
601 Lesotho Brown  Lesotho Letseng Mine 1967
600 Goias[15]  Brazil Verissimo River 1906
581 Wynn  Brazil Amazon River 2002
599 Centenary  South Africa Premier Mine 1986
587 Spirit of de Grisogono  Central African Republic
552.74 [16]  Canada Diavik Mine 2018
550 Letseng Star  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2011
507[17][18] Cullinan Heritage  South Africa Cullinan Diamond Mine (fmr. Premier Mine) 2009 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery
493.24 Letseng Legacy  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2007 SAFDICO (Graff Jewellers)
490 The Kimberley  South Africa Kimberley Mine 1921
478[19] Light of Letseng  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2008
476.7 Meya Prosperity[20]  Sierra Leone Meya Mine 2017
472.37  Botswana Karowe Mine 2018 Top light brown. Sold June 2018
460.2[21]  South Africa Cullinan Diamond Mine (fmr. Premier Mine) 2009
460 Darcy Vargas[15]  Brazil Santo Antonio do Bonito River 1939
460 Charneca 1[15]  Brazil Santo Ignacio River 1940
434.6 Zale Light of Peace[22]  Sierra Leone 1969 Sold in 1980 to unknown buyer
428.5 The De Beers  South Africa De Beers Mine 1888 Disappeared
410 The Regent  India Paritala-Kollur Mine 1698 Louvre Museum, France
404.2 4 de Fevereiro[23] [24]  Angola Lulo Diamond Project 2016 De Grisogono[23]
401.97[25][26]  Russia 2016 Sold by Alrosa and JSC Almazy Anabara[27] to Taché Diamonds and Samir Gems
373[28]  Botswana Karowe Mine 2015 Graff Diamonds[9]
357.61  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2018 Light brown
357 Letseng Dynasty  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2015
353.9 Premier Rose  South Africa Premier Mine 1978 Robert Mouawad
347.00  Botswana Karowe Mine 2016
342.57 26th Congress of the CPSU[29][30][31]  Russia /  Soviet Union Mir mine 1980 Diamond Fund, Moscow
341.9 Queen of Kalahari [32]  Botswana Karowe Mine 2015 Bought by Chopard in partnership with Taché Diamonds
327.48  Botswana Karowe Mine 2018 Sold for US$10.1m in June 2018
320.65 Alexander Pushkin[29][30]  Russia /  Soviet Union Udachnaya pipe 1989 Diamond Fund, Moscow
314 Letseng Destiny  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2015 Graff "The Graff Vendome"
300 (?) The Orlov  India ~1750 Diamond Fund, Moscow
298.48 The Creator[29][30]  Russia Placer mining, Yakutia 2004 Government of the Sakha Republic; kept in the Diamond Fund, Moscow
296.66  Botswana Karowe Mine 2016
287.42 Tiffany Yellow Diamond  South Africa Premier Mine 1877 Tiffany & Co.
269.7  Botswana Karowe Mine 2015
256.6  Botswana Karowe Mine 2013
254.5 Star of the South  Brazil Bagagem River 1853 Last known at Cartier, 2002
253.7 The Oppenheimer  South Africa Dutoitspan Mine 1964 Smithsonian Institution
249.89  Botswana Karowe Mine 2017
245.42  Botswana Karowe Mine 2016
241.88 Free Russia[30]  Russia Sytykanskaya pipe, Yakutia 1991 Diamond Fund, Moscow
240.8 The Taylor Burton  South Africa Premier Mine 1966
240.0  Botswana Karowe Mine 2019
239.0  Botswana Karowe Mine 2013
235.16 The Town of Vilyuysk[31]  Russia Yubileynaya mine 2013 Diamond Fund, Moscow
232.1  South Africa Cullinan Mine 2014
232.05 Star of Yakutia[30][31]  Russia /  Soviet Union Mir mine 1973 Diamond Fund, Moscow
227.0  Angola Lulo Mine 2017 Lucapa Diamond
224.47  Botswana Karowe Mine 2016
221.47 Manhattan Lycos White  South Africa Manhattan Diamonds 2012
217.39 The Angola Star  Angola Luarica Mine 2007 Diamond in the Rough, New York City
216.96  Botswana Karowe Mine 2017
214.65 Boris Eifman  Russia Nyurbinskoye mine 2016 Alrosa
210.55 Premier[30]  Russia /  Soviet Union Diamond Fund, Moscow
207.29 Children of Asia  Russia Zarnitsa mine 2016 Alrosa
202  Lesotho Letseng Mine 2017 Bought by Taché Diamonds & Samir Gems
200.74 60th anniversary of the Komsomol[30][33]  Russia /  Soviet Union Mir mine 1978 Diamond Fund, Moscow

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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