Who doesn't love diamonds' sparkling, illuminating, glimmering, and radiance effects? It's one everyday thing that diamonds have, regardless of their size. Now package it into one big stone with large cut and crystals, and think of the world's largest diamond.
This article looks at the largest diamond in the world, its current worth, size, and who currently owns it.
What Is the Largest Diamond in the World?
Diamonds come in all sizes, but nothing comes close to the Cullinan diamond. The massive gem was found in a mine in South Africa in 1905. Cullinan Diamond weighs 3,106-carat and is named after the mine's chairman Thomas Cullinan.
What Is the Cullinan Diamond Size?
At 3,106 carats, the Cullinan Diamond is gigantic compared to the second-largest diamond, which weighs 1,758 carats. Compared to the third-largest diamond in the world, the Cullinan Diamond weighs 1,943 carats heavier. Keep in mind that a typical diamond engagement ring weighs 1-carat. Just imagine how big is the Cullinan Diamond?
How Much Is the Cullinan Diamond Worth?
The Cullinan Diamond is currently worth around $400 million. It's a massive figure compared to a 1-carat diamond ring that will set you back an average of $6,500.
Who Owns the Cullinan Diamond?
After discovery, the magnificent gem was put on sale, but remained unsold for two years. Transvaal Colony government bought the Cullinan Diamond and gifted it to Edward VII by Louis Botha. It was then cut into nine cuts in Amsterdam by Joseph Asscher & Co.
Currently, the world's largest clear-cut diamond is known as the Great Star of Africa. This cut is now mounted on the head of the Sovereign's Scepter with Cross. The Second Star of Africa, a cut from the Cullinan Diamond, is the world's second-largest clear-cut diamond mounted on the Imperial crown. These two gems form part of the crown jewels. Queen Elizabeth owns the remaining seven cuts, which she inherited from Queen Mary.
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