The Cullinan is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found. It is 3106.75 carats. WOW !! It was found January 26, 1905, in the Premier No. 2 mine, near Pretoria, South Africa by Sir William Crooks but was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who owned the diamond mine.
The Cullinan was split and cut into 7 major stones and 96 smaller stones.
Cullinan I is an 530.2 carat, pear cut diamond and the largest of the Cullinan diamonds.
Cullinan II is an 317.4 carat rectangular cushion cut
Cullinan III is an 94.4 carat pear cut diamond.
Cullinan IV is an 63.6 carat square cushion cut diamond.
Cullinan V is an 18.8 carat heart cut diamond.
Cullinan VI is an 8.8 carat marquise cut diamond.
Cullinan VII is an 11.5 carat marquise cut diamond
Cullinan VIII is an 6.8 carat cushion cut diamond.
Cullinan IX is an 4.4 carat pear cut diamond.
Could you imagine a diamond this big !! Holy smokes !!