Jubilee: Cullinan on show

2012-05-16 00:00

Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut holds the Cullinan Brooch at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, central London, part of a exhibition of royal gems being staged to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign. The major display will reunite for the first time seven of the nine principal stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond, which was mined in South Africa in 1905. The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3 106,75 carats. The Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration exhibition will be held from June 30 to July 8 and from July 31 to October 7.

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