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The World’s Most Expensive Diamond

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Posted May 11, 2010 by Maryam in Articles

World’s Most Expensive Diamond

Diamonds have always been considered as the heftiest ornaments of all times and having diamond jewelry is considered a big luxury by most of the people. As we can see that the jewelry prices are increasing day by day and especially the diamond prices. Let me show you the world’s most expensive diamond which is a dream of every woman worldwide, it has been named as ‘Wittelsbach’ that is 35.56 carats blue diamond mined in India.

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While going into the history of this diamond, we can see that it is the diamond that was chosen by King Philip IV of Spain as part of the dowry for his 15-years old daughter, the Infanta Margarita Teresa, up the occasion of her betrothel to the Emperor Leopold I of Austria in 1664. When the Archduchess of Austria married Bavaria’s Crown Prince in 1722, the diamond became known as “Der Blaue Wittelsbacher” (The Blue Wittelsbach) after the Crown Prince’s family.

According to its records it measures 24.40 mm in diameter and 8.29mm in depth. The surface is amazingly pure apart from some scratches that might have caused while digging it out. This diamond had got the pride of being the most expensive diamond of the world because it was sold at the price of $24.6 million and the previous record of the most expensive diamond was of $16.5 million.

While searching about this diamond you’ll see how this one has traveled from different generation and still now the glory has not even blurred but the recent price tag which it has achieved has earned more fame for it.


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