South Africa’s most famous natural fancy colour diamonds
Even though diamonds are prized as the quintessential colourless stone, they’re also found in a variety of different colours such as blue, pink, yellow diamonds. In fact, South Africa is home to some of the rarest and most valuable natural fancy colour diamonds in the world. The country has a reputation of producing the world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan as well as a variety of natural fancy colour diamonds. Over the years, the local mines have produced a number of extraordinary natural fancy colour diamonds like the Cullinan Dream and the Oppenheimer famous diamonds. Here’s a list of a few of the most renowned natural fancy colour diamonds that were discovered in South Africa:
South Africa is known for producing a variety of natural fancy colour diamonds.
HEART OF ETERNITY BLUE DIAMOND
The fancy vivid blue diamond was discovered in the Premier Diamond Mine.
The Heart of Eternity Blue Diamond has not only be dubbed one of the most beautiful blue diamond’s in the world, but it’s also considered to be one of the rarest of the fancy colour diamond family. The extraordinary fancy vivid blue diamond was discovered in the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa, a mine renowned for its discovery of blue diamonds. The remarkable 27.64-carat diamond has since been purchased by a private collector.
THE GOLDEN JUBILEE
The Golden Jubilee was found in SA around 1985.
The magnificent Golden Jubilee Diamond is known for its remarkable size and exquisite colour. Today, the diamond still holds the title for being one of the largest cut and faceted diamonds in the world. The 545.67-carat brown cushion-cut diamond was found at the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1985.
THE CULLINAN DREAM
The Cullinan Dream Diamond is one of the largest intense blue diamonds in the world.
Did you know that the Cullinan Dream Diamond is considered to be one of the largest and most expensive fancy intense blue diamond’s ever sold at an auction? The beautiful 24.18-carat diamond was found at the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1905.
THE SUN OF AFRICA YELLOW DIAMOND
The fancy vivid yellow diamond was discovered at the Kimberley mines in 2007.
The Sun of Africa Yellow Diamond is most certainly one of the most unique gemstones of its kind. The 127-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond was discovered at the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 2007 before being transported to the Netherlands, where it was later cut and polished.
THE STAR OF JOSEPHINE
The Star of Josephine diamond was found in 2014 at the Cullinan diamond mine.
The Star of Josephine diamond weighs a whopping 12.03-carats and is considered to be one of the most flawless blue diamonds ever to be discovered. The exquisite diamond was found in 2014 at the Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa. The fancy vivid blue diamond is valued at an estimated R660 million.
THE KAZANJIAN RED DIAMOND
The Kazanjian Red Diamond was discovered in Lichtenberg, South Africa in 1927.
The breathtakingly beautiful Kazanjian Red Diamond weighs an estimated 5.05-carats and is said to be worth around R683 million. The extremely rare red diamond was discovered in Lichtenberg, South Africa in 1927. Today, the remarkable diamond is listed as the second largest red diamond in the world.
The Oppenheimer diamond was found at the Dutoitspan Mine.
Since the discovery of the Oppenheimer diamond onlookers were amazed by its unique colour and remarkable beauty. The one-of-a-kind diamond was found at the Dutoitspan Mine at Kimberley underground. The Oppenheimer diamond debuts a radiant yellow colour and weighs 253.7-carats in weight.
Not only do we get remarkable colourless diamonds in South Africa, but the country has also opened our eyes to a few extraordinary natural fancy colour diamonds. For more information on the discovery of the blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and red fancy colour diamonds book a tour at Cape Town’s hidden gem, the Cape Town Diamond Museum.