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Cullinan diamond is a fascinating stone which found in South Africa in 1905, the largest stone to be cut from the Cullinan Diamond was the 'Cullinan 1' - also known as 'The Star of Africa'. It is a 530.2 carat, pear shaped diamond and the largest polished white diamond in the world. It is now mounted in the head of the Royal Septre as part of the British Crown Jewels. Now we are able to cut the finest diamond simulation --- cubic zirconia that you can buy. The shape of the facets create incredible sparkle. It's one of fake diamond cubic zirconia. If you are love to buy a Cullinan Diamond replica CZ, please contact us today.

The Legendary Cullinan Diamond

The Legendary Cullinan Diamond

Cullinan diamond III and IV Brooch
Cullinan diamond VI and VII brooch

Where is the Cullinan diamond now?

The Cullinan diamond is not fully intact; instead, it has since been cut into nine large stones and nearly 100 smaller ones. This cutting, however, does not diminish the value, as all of the stones are valued at millions of dollars together. “Star of Africa I,” or “Cullinan I,” is the largest stone to come of the original Cullinan diamond. Estimated at 530 carats, the diamond is the largest cut colorless diamond in the world.

Additionally, it was the largest polished diamond of any color until the Golden Jubilee Diamond was discovered in 1985 in the Premier Mine, the same location in which the Cullinan diamond was found. Today, the diamond is located in the Tower of London in the British Sovereign’s Royal Scepter. The diamond is not alone there, as the Cullinan II, along with some of the other smaller cuts of the original Cullinan diamond, is also located in the Tower of London as part of the Crown Jewels.

As far as the other cuts from the Cullinan diamond are concerned, Queen Elizabeth II holds a private collection inherited from her grandmother, Queen Mary, with seven of the major cuts and 96 minor cuts.

Cullinan Diamond I

Cullinan I

Cullinan I replica

Cullinan I

Cullinan Diamond I

Cullinan I

Replica of Cullinan Diamond II

Cullinan II

Cubic Zirconia Replica of Cullinan II

Cullinan II

Replica of Cullinan II

Cullinan II

Replica of Cullinan III

Cullinan III

Replica of Cullinan IV CZ

Cullinan IV

Replica of Cullinan V Cubic Zirconia

Cullinan V

Replica of Cullinan VI

Cullinan VI

Replica of Cullinan VII

Cullinan VII

Replica of Cullinan VIII

Cullinan VIII

Replica of Cullinan IX

Cullinan IX

Cullinan Diamond History

Cullinan Diamond Rough Replica

Cullinan Diamond Rough  Replica

Cullinan Heritage Rough Diamond Replica

Cullinan Diamond Rough  Replica CZ

Cullinan Diamond Rough Cubic Zirconia

Cullinan Diamond Rough  Replica

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Cullinan Rough Replica
Cullinan Diamond Rough Crystal White
Cullinan Diamond Rough Crystal Glass
Cullinan Rough Crystal

Incorporated into the Crown Jewels are stones cut from the magnificent Cullinan Diamond – the largest diamond ever found.  

The stone was discovered near Pretoria in South Africa on 26 January 1905, and is named after the chairman of the mining company, Thomas Cullinan.  In its uncut state, it weighed 3,106 metric carats and boasted a size of 101 x 63.5 x 59 mm(deep).  This scale, coupled with its extraordinary blue-white colour and exceptional clarity, made it the most celebrated diamond in the world. 

In 1907 the Cullinan was presented to King Edward VII by the Government of the Transvaal.  It was a symbolic gesture intended to heal the rift between Britain and South Africa following the Boer War.  After initial hesitation, the King accepted the gift on the recommendation of the British Government.  The stone was taken under heavy police escort to Sandringham, and formally presented on the King's 66th birthday.

Cutting this extraordinary diamond posed a considerable challenge.  The stone was dispatched to the leading diamond cutters of the day, Asschers of Amsterdam, where experts spent weeks considering the best method for splitting it.  It took four days to prepare the groove for the cleaving knife, and the very first blow broke the knife rather than the diamond.  Finally, on 10 February 1908, Joseph Asscher split the stone into two.  Over the next eight months, three men worked for 14 hours a day to cut and polish nine large stones from the original diamond.  Each of these stones was given a number from I to IX, and today they are still referred to in this way.  97 small brilliants and some unpolished fragments were also created.

After King Edward's death in 1910, King George V had Cullinan I and II set in the Sovereign's Sceptre and Imperial State Crown respectively.  Both these stones are still in the regalia today.  The remaining numbered diamonds were kept by Asschers as payment for their work.  Cullinan VI and VIII were later brought privately by King Edward VII as a gift for Queen Alexandra, and the others were acquired by the South African Government and given to Queen Mary in 1910, in memory of the Inauguration of the Union.  They were bequeathed to Her Majesty The Queen in 1953.

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