Cullinan I (Star of Africa)

Gemstone:Diamond
Source:Premier Mine, South Africa
Weight:530.2 cts
Uncut Weight:3106 cts
Colour:Colorless
Cut:Pear
Cut By:Asscher of Amsterdam
Current Owner:British Crown
Current Location:British Crown
References:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullinan_Diamond
Information Source:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World
History:The Cullinan diamond was found by Thomas Evan Powell, a miner who brought it to the surface and gave it to Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, South Africa on January 26, 1905. The stone was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to King Edward VII on his birthday. It was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into 9 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments.
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