7 of History’s Biggest and Most Expensive Diamonds

  • Phoebe Neuman
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

With their jaw-dropping sizes and record-breaking prices at auction, these diamonds shine as some of the most important gems discovered over the past four decades.  

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