Cullinan Diamond

Cullinan Diamond.

In 1905 at Cullinan, a town just outside Pretoria, the huge Cullinan Diamond was found. It is by far the biggest diamond ever discovered. In 1907 the government of the Transvaal Colony (Transvaal was under British control at the time) bought the uncut diamond from the Premier Mine in Cullinan and gave it to King Edward VII for his birthday.

In 1905 at Cullinan, a town just outside Pretoria, the huge Cullinan Diamond was found. It is by far the biggest diamond ever discovered. In 1907 the government of the Transvaal Colony (Transvaal was under British control at the time) bought the uncut diamond from the Premier Mine in Cullinan and gave it to King Edward VII for his birthday.

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Cullinan I. Weighing 530.2 carats this is still the largest top-quality cut diamond in the world.

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