The most famous diamonds

The extraordinary value always attributed by humans to large diamonds and to their rarity, gave the possibility to follow during the course of centuries the history of some famous people.

One of the first known diamonds belonged in fact to Karna, King of Anga, who lived in India in 3000 A.D.

Here are listed the most famous diamonds, divided according to their area of origin.



1 - The deposits of INDIA


3 - The deposits of BRASIL


3 - The deposits of SOUTH AFRICA




Several copies of these diamonds, life-size, were exposed at:

Museo di Mineralogia dell’Università di Roma

Piazzale A.Moro 5 – 00185 – Roma






Last modified: Venerdì 17 luglio 2020