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Cullinan I - Great Star Of Africa

Color:

White

Polished Weight:

530.20 carats

Rough Weight:

3106.00 carats

Comments:

It was found in South Africa in the Premier Mine in 1905. The Great Star of Africa, a pear shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats, aka the Cullinan I. It measures 53mm x 44mm x 29mm, and has 76 facets (counting the culet and the table). It's called the Cullinan I because it's the largest of the 9 large stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. King Edward placed it in the Sovereign's Royal Sceptre as part of the Crown Jewels, and it is now on display in the tower of London. Below, the two largest pieces (Cullinan I and II) and the seven largest pieces of the Cullinan Diamond.

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Diamant Cullinan Brut Diamant Cullinan Brut N°2 Diamant Cullinan I Diamant Cullinan I N°3 Diamant Cullinan I N°2 
 
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