WORLD'S LARGEST DIAMOND
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the world's largest diamond?
Frederick Wells worked for Premier mines in South
Africa and on June 25, 1905, while walking through the mine, looked up and saw a
large chunk of glass. Upon further examination it was a diamond, the world's
largest uncut diamond, weighing 3,106.75 carats, and was named the Cullinan
after the mine's owner, Sir Thomas Cullinan.
The Cullinan was purchased for $800,000.00 as a present for King Edward VII's
The diamond was cut by the Asscher Brothers in
Amsterdam into the Cullinan I, AKA: the Great Star of Africa, weighing 530.2
carats which is the world's largest cut diamond. It now sits in the Tower of
London and is set in the sceptre of King Edward VII.
The Cullinan I was also cut into the Lesser Star of
Africa, which weighs 317.40 carats, and over 100 other diamonds of varying sizes.
The Star of Africa - Cullinan I
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