Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cullinan Diamond

We are continuing our blog travel beauty, loveliness and incredible things. 

The Cullinan Diamond  the largest  rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, in Pretoria, South Africa on 26 January 1905. It was named after the chairman of the mine, Thomas Cullinan.

The diamond was presented to the King Edward the II on his birthday. The original rough diamond was split and cut into nine major stones, called Collinan I, Collinan II all the way up to Cullinan IX.
The Cullinans have been in The Royal House of England ever since.

These great photos show the splendor of the Cullinan I, II, III and IV

Cullinan I


   Cullian II


Cullinan III and IV


Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since their use as religious icons in ancient India
and related for centuries to true love and eternal beauty. We've never come across a diamond in person of this size and quality, however we often come across family heirlooms that a worth more than physical attributes of a gem can encompass.  


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