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The Cullinan, the Star of Africa

The largest rough diamond ever found, the Cullinan originally 3,106 carats (about 1 1/2 pounds!) It was eventually cut into 9 major stones, two of which are in the British Crown Jewels, and 96 smaller stones.  The Cullinan I, which is the pear-shaped diamond in this sceptre  weighs 530.20 cts.  The Cullinan l is the second largest cut diamond in the world.  It is also called the Star of Africa.

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  1. I’ve enjoyed Gemstones for years. Big and small. Cut polished raw or still in matrix. I appreciate your postings and the beautiful pictures, that accompany them. Thanks.

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