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The Cullinan Diamond III & IV Brooch

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Inspired by the renowned Cullinan Diamond Jewellery. The Cullinan Diamond was found by Captain Frederick Wells in a mine in Pretoria, South Africa, on 25th January 1905. The diamond was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who owned the mine. The stone weighed one and half pounds and measured about 3,106 carats.

It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found. It was presented to Edward VII, for his 66th birthday, by the Transvaal government. The Cullinan diamond was sent to the famous Dutch firm of Asscher where they cut the diamond. The first two diamonds to be cut (Cullinan I and II) were to be put into the Crown jewels collection whilst a third stone (Cullinan VI) was given as a personal present by the Edward to his wife Queen Alexandra.

Until 1910 the remainder to the Cullinan diamond had stayed with Asschers in Amsterdam but Prime Minister Botha of South Africa insisted that his Government bought back the diamonds and they were presented to the new Queen Mary.

Silver Plated with Swarovski elements.
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