Cullinan I – The World’s Largest Diamond
The 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond is the largest gem diamond ever found. It was discovered in 1905 at the Premier mines in South Africa by Frederick Wells, who was a mine superintendent.
Cullinan diamond was purchased for $800,000 as a present for King Edward VII’s 66th birthday. The Cullinan I diamond was named for the largest gem produced from the rough stone.
The pear shaped stone weighs 530.2 carats and is in the head of the royal scepter in the British crown jewels. Full article