1. Cullinan diamond – 3106.00 carats.-world’s largest diamonds

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1. Cullinan diamond – 3106.00 carats. founded: 1905 ( south Africa )

Cullinan Diamond
The rough diamond
Weight 3,106 carats (621.2 g)
Colour Near colorless
Cut 105 stones of assorted cuts
Country of origin South Africa
Mine of origin Premier Mine
Cut by Joseph Asscher & Co.
Original owner Premier Diamond Mining Company
Owner Charles III in right of The Crown
The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106 carats (621.20 g), discovered at the Premier No.2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the mine. In April 1905, it was put on sale in London, but despite considerable interest, it was still unsold after two years. In 1907, the Transvaal Colony government bought the Cullinan and Prime Minister Louis Botha presented it to Edward VII, the British king who reigned over the territory, and it was cut by Joseph Asscher & Co. in Amsterdam.

Cullinan produced stones of various cuts and sizes, the largest of which is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.4 carats (106.08 g) it is the largest clear-cut diamond in the world. The stone is mounted on the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with a Cross. The second-largest is Cullinan II or the Second Star of Africa, weighing 317.4 carats (63.48 g), mounted in the Imperial State Crown. Both are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Seven other major diamonds, weighing a total of 208.29 carats (41.66 g), were privately owned by Elizabeth II, who inherited them from her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1953. The Queen also owned minor brilliants and a set of unpolished fragments.

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