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The Scepter with the Cross was made in 1661, and is so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Cullinan I, also known as the Great Star of Africa, which at over 530 carats (106 g) is the largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the Scepter with the Cross in the right hand.
Discovered in South Africa, the Cullinan is the largest diamond ever found.
I Love the British Royals via elizabethii: Princess Elizabeth with Her mum, Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, during the Royal Tour of South Africa, 1947 The Queen, wearing Princess Elizabeth’s shoes, and Princess Elizabeth, in Her stockinged feet, visit Rhodes’ grave. The Queen’s shoes were too slippery for the climb and Princess Elizabeth handed over Hers to Her mother.
The Star of South Africa, was the first important large white diamond to come from South Africa and is credited with turning the tides of fortune in South Africa . In 1869, it was picked up by a Griqua shepherd boy near the Orange River who traded it to a Boer settler for five hundred sheep, ten oxen, and a horse. It weighed 83.5 carats in rough crystal form and was cut into a 47.69-carat old style pear-cut diamond. The stone was later called the “Dudley Diamond” after the Earl...