Blesq Diamonds
28. April 2020

The Excelsior Diamond

We’d like to share our passion and expertise for diamonds with you, which is why we’ve created the Blesq diamonds blog – read on for gripping tales and exciting news about the most precious gemstone on Earth.

On June 30, 1893, the largest diamond in the world to date was found – the Excelsior. At 995.2 carats, it remained the world’s largest find until the Cullinan diamond was found in 1905. In 2015, the Botswana Lucara diamond pushed it to third place, where it still occupies.
It has a bluish white color – a characteristic of the Jagersfontein mine in South Africa. The small black inclusions are often found in stones from this mine, but the Excelsior diamond is of excellent quality.

Abraham Asscher, was later commissioned to split the rough diamond. Its special shape, being flat on one side and tapered on the other, posed a major challenge for machining.
This inspired its name “The Excelsior”. The largest part of the diamond, Excelsior I – XI, was primarily cut in pear cut, with a few in marquis cut.
They were sold independently of one another. Robert Mouawad has owned Excelsior I since 1996, which was valued at $2,642,000 at the time of purchase.

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