Here are five diamonds that captured our imaginations this year.
Petra Diamonds discovered the blue at its Cullinan mine in South Africa. It later sold for $27 million.
The stone was the second-largest stone recovered from the Lulo Diamond Concession in Angola.
The two diamonds were discovered by Gem Diamonds at the Letšeng mine in Lesotho.
Another Petra Diamonds find from its South African Cullinan mine, “the most important source of blues in the world.”
It may not be the most exceptional find of the year, but it is one of the most magical: A 14-year-old girl found a 3.85 ct. canary yellow diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.