Hollywood Residents Know Extraordinary & Famous Diamonds
“Kissing your hand may make you feel very good, but a diamond lasts forever.”
-Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Men and women have had a long-running fascination with diamonds – to find them, to possess them, and even to capture their essence with mere words. Pursuit of beauty and brilliance like that we find in diamonds enriches the quality of our lives and gives way to our dreams.
Although diamonds were first mined in India over 2,800 years ago, the modern diamond industry began with gemstone discoveries in South Africa in the late 19th century. Before any diamond reaches a woman’s hand, it will likely touch four continents and involve the lives of hundreds of people. Expertise of skilled and experienced craftsmen is critical for the complicated process of extracting and finishing a diamond.
Anything Extremely Rare is Also Precious
Diamonds are extremely rare in that only a few are able to actually reach earth’s surface. Most natural diamonds are formed at extremely high temperature and pressure at depths of 87 to 120 miles deep in the Earth’s mantle. Diamonds grow from the carbon-containing minerals over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years. Diamonds are brought close to the earth′s surface by the magma from volcanic eruptions, which later cools into igneous rocks.
Although diamond production has increased in recent years, it is estimated that as few as 350 tons have ever been mined in recorded history. And, out of that 350 tons of diamonds mined approximately 50% are judged to be of gem quality. Disappointingly even fewer are large enough to be cut into diamonds much bigger than a match head.
Even with the amazing technology we have today, it is still difficult to recover the relatively small amount of both gem quality and industrial diamonds being sought. Approximately 250 tons of ore must be mined and processed from the average volcanic rock in order to produce a one-carat polished diamond of gem quality.
Some of the more famous diamonds in history include:
- The Golden Jubilee Diamond, at an amazing 545.67 carats (109.13 g), is the world’s largest faceted diamond. The Golden Jubilee was discovered in the blue ground of the Premier mine in South Africa in 1985 at an uncut weight of 755.5 carats (151 g). The Golden Jubilee, first known as the “Unnamed Brown,” was considered an ugly duckling by most.
Once cut by Gabriel Tolkowsky using specialized tools the result was a yellow-brown diamond in a fire rose cushion cut, outweighing Cullinan I by 15.37 carats (3.07 g). The Golden Jubilee Diamond is valued at 4-12 million US dollars.
The Premier mine is also famous for the Cullinan diamonds in 1905, the Taylor-Burton Diamond in 1966 and the Centenary in 1986.
- The Cullinan diamond, found January 26, 1905, in the Premier No. 2 mine, near Pretoria, South Africa, is the largest gem-quality diamond ever to be found, at a rough weight of 3106.75 carat (603.35 g, 1.37 lb). It is approximately 4.1 inches long in its largest dimension. The largest polished gem resulting from the stone is Cullinan I, a.k.a. Great Star of Africa, at 530.4 carats (106.1 g).
- The Oppenheimer Diamond, a nearly perfectly formed 253.7 carat (50.74 g) yellow diamond crystal, is one of the largest uncut diamonds in the world. The Oppenheimer measures about 20 × 20 millimeters and was discovered in1964 in the Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberley, South Africa. Harry Winston acquired the stone and presented it to the Smithsonian Institution in memory of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer.
- The Steinmetz Pink diamond weighs 59.60 carats (11.92 g), and is rated as Fancy Vivid Pink in color by the Gemological Institute of America. The Steinmetz Pink is the largest known diamond having a rating of Vivid Pink. Due to the rarity of the rating, the Steinmetz Group was very cautious about cutting the pink and took about 20 months to do so before unveiling it in Monaco on May 29, 2003, during a public ceremony.
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The city of Hollywood was founded in 1925. It is located in Broward County, Florida with approximately 140,768 number of residents. The city grew rapidly and is now tagged as the twelfth largest city in Florida. The city is dubbed a culinary delight with various dining and entertainment spots to choose from. With a stunning shoreline, the seaside is lined with cafes and restaurants. It’s only 10 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale, as well as Miami.
Selling Diamond Jewelry For Cash in Hollywood, Florida
Jackie Abraham and Co. would want to answer your questions such as “How to sell a loose diamond?” and “How to sell fine jewelry?” and even “where can I look for gold and diamond buyers in Fl?”. Because to sell gold jewerly should not be a long process, our goal is to give you a smooth and fast transaction. Do not let things take up space in your jewelry box, you have options! Our certified gemologists can provide you with the right valuation for your diamonds or other jewelries you keep.
Sell Gold in Miami
Jackie Abraham and Co. aims to buy estate jewelry from residents of Hollywood, Florida. We give out some of the highest appraisals for your loose diamonds, gold, high end watches, etc. Gold is a soft metal which means it is very malleable, resistant to corrosion and rarely causes allergic or skin reactions when worn. It is usually mixed with other metals to harden it so it’s rarely pure(so don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise!). The term Carats is used to measure and indicate the purity of gold.
Did you know that…
Platinum is 50 times more rare than gold. Platinum is one of the world’s strongest metals. It weighs 60% more than karat gold. By just holding it in your hand, you can feel the difference.