4. The Dresden Green Diamond-World’s Most Expensive Diamonds

The Dresden Green Diamond, also known as “Dresden Green”, is 41 carat (8.2 g) natural green diamond, which probably originated in the Kollur mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

Dresden diamond

The Dresden Green is a rare Type IIa, with a clarity of VS1 and it is said to be potentially internally flawless if slightly recut.

It is named after Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, where it has been on display for most of the last two centuries, latterly in the New Green Vault at Dresden Castle.

After World War II, it was relocated to Moscow for a decade before being returned to Dresden. In November 2019, it was sent on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. so was not involved in the jewel theft of 25 November.

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