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Cullinan diamond

Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan diamond, is the biggest diamond ever found. With an unpolished weight of 3.601 carat ( 720 gram or 462.96 dwt). It was eventually cut into 9 main stones and 96 smaller. The biggest of these is pear-shaped.

It is known by two names "Cullinan 1" or "Great star of Africa" and weighs 530.20 carat (approx. 17 ounces!). It can be seen as part of the British Monarchy's crown jewels and is found in the Royal Sceptre at the Tower of London.

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