The Cullinan Diamond, also known as The Star of Africa, the most important diamand ever found !

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is wearing the amazing Cullinan III and Cullinan IV diamonds brooch during her BBC interview!

Together known as the Lesser Stars of Africa, the Cullinan III diamond is a 94.4-carat pear-cut stone Cullinan III and is usually worn as a brooch, in a configuration that includes Cullinan IV, a square cushion-cut diamond that weighs 63.6 carats. Queen Elizabeth II lovingly refers to the brooch with Cullinan III and IV as “Granny’s Chips”; She has only worn the priceless piece just six or seven times during her reign.

The Cullinan Diamond, also known as The Star of Africa was a 3106 carats rough diamond, cut into 9 various shaped diamonds, among them cushions, pears, marquises... It's the largest diamond ever found in the world and it comes from South Africa, where it was mined and soon offered to Edouard VII, King of England for his 66th's birthday in 1907 !

The largest, most prestigious segment of the original stone is the Cullinan I diamond, a 530.2 carat, pear-cut stone, also known as the Great Star of Africa.

The second-largest segment of the original stone is Cullinan II, also known as the Second Star of Africa, a rectangular cushion-cut gem of 317.4 carats.

All nine Cullinan diamonds are priceless, and all nine are often available for public viewing at the Buckingham Palace exhibition or at the Tower of London.

From the BBC documentary « The Coronation will air on » on BBC One on Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Cullinan Diamond, also known as The Star of Africa, the most important diamand ever found

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