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    • Brooke Christensen

      The Great Star of Africa a.k.a Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), was discovered in 1905 in South Africa. It was named after the owner of the mining company. It was cut into 105 gems. Cullinan I, 530 carats is the largest of the cuts and is know as the Great Star of Africa. In 1907 this diamond was given to King Edward VII of England and set into the Royal Scepter. It is kept, along with the other British Crown Jewels, in the Tower of London

    • Bette

      The Cullinan Diamond: Cullinan is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found. It originally weighed 3106.75 carats, and was mined in South Africa. Many stones were cut from the Cullinan but 9 were very large. Pictured is "Cullinan l," The Great Star of Africa. It’s a pear-shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats, and was set in the Royal Sceptre of the British Royal Family.

    • Nancy Chisum

      Queen Elizabeth's Royal Scepter. The Star of Africa diamond sits in the Royal British Scepter over 530cts!

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