Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ten Most Famous Diamonds in the World

The third of the ten most famous diamonds is the Cullian I. What an incredible stone.

The Cullinan I
cullinan diamond

One of the most famous diamonds in the world, Cullinan I, was justly considered the largest diamond in the world up to the discovery of the Golden Jubilee.  Also known as “The Star of Africa”, the pear-shaped stone is the largest of the 9 diamonds cut from the largest rough diamond ever, the Cullinan diamond(3106,75 carats).  Currently, it is the head of St. Edward’s scepter, one of the British Crown Jewels but it can be removed and worn as a brooch.


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