Cullinan I, the First or Greater Star of AfricaThe largest diamond is Cullinan I. Weighing in at 530.2 carats, it measures 2 1/8” long, 1 ¾” wide, and 1” thick at its deepest part. It was cut and polished by Asscher's into a pear shape with 76 facets, and is the largest colorless cut diamond in the world.
|Cullinan II, the Second or Lesser Star of Africa|
|Cullinans I & II with a 1 carat diamond|
|Queen Mary with the Stars in brooch form (left and center), and suspending the First Star from the Koh-i-Noor brooch (right)|
|Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross, set with Cullinan I|
|Imperial State Crown, set with Cullinan II|
|George V (left), George VI (center), and Elizabeth II (right) with the large Cullinans|
|Cullinan II gets the most actual use these days, as the Imperial State Crown is worn for each State Opening of Parliament|
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