Cullinan diamond crown. It contains the worlds fourth largest polished diamond. Seinen namen erhielt er nach dem minenbesitzer thomas cullinanauch die kleinstadt cullinan ist nach jenem minenbesitzer. The cullinan diamond is 310675 carats 62135 grams diamond and is the largest rough gem quality diamond ever found in the world.
The 7 most expensive diamonds in the world. The brooch is made of the third and fourth largest stones cut from the famous cullinan diamondthe enormous 3106 carat uncut diamond was presented to king edward vii in 1907 and it was cut by joseph asscher in amsterdam the next year. The largest two stones sourced from the diamond are now set in the sovereigns scepter and the imperial state crown.
Der diamant wurde in der premier mine in cullinan 38 km ostlich von pretoria bei einer routine inspektion durch den produktionsleiter der mine frederick wells am 26januar 1905 entdeckt. 2 mine in cullinan south africa on 26 january 1905it was named after thomas cullinan the mines chairman. The historic cullinan diamond found in south africa in 1905 weighed an astounding 3106 ct.
The premier mine is an underground diamond mine owned by petra diamonds. Come and enjoy with us exclusive surface and underground tours of the working cullinan diamond mine. Der cullinan diamant wurde nur neun meter unterhalb der oberflache gefunden.
It was cut into a total of 105 diamonds of exceptional color and clarity. This mine has produced some of the worlds largest high quality gemstones and is the home of the worlds largest diamond the cullinan 3106 ct. It is situated in the town of cullinan 40 kilometres east of pretoria gauteng province south africa.
In april 1905 the cullinan was put on sale in london but despite considerable interest it was still unsold after two years.