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.
8 thoughts on “The Cullinan, the Star of Africa”
This really makes me think about the unbelievable transformation that takes place in the creation of a diamond. Amazing.
Well, being from South Africa, I definitely love this one!
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That is fabulous!
Thank you so much for reblogging, JP! I’m glad you enjoy my posts.
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.
You are very welcome, Eternal!