Over the past centuries, the world has seen frequent discoveries of different types of diamonds, from fancy-colored diamonds to the largest diamond in the world.
The world's largest diamond is the Cullinan Diamond. It was found in 1905 in South Africa and is 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g). It is named after its discoverer, Sir Thomas Cullinan. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found.
Features of the Cullinan Diamond
The Cullinan diamond is the most significant and most valuable gemstone in the world today. It weighs over 600 grams with 3,106 carats. During the cutting process, the cutter worked on three samples of the diamond to ensure optimal results.
The Cullinan I
The Cullinan I is also known as the excellent star of Africa. The Cullinan I is the largest clear-cut diamond in the world today, weighing 530.2 carats. It is set at the top of the sovereign scepter. Cullinan I surpassed the Golden Jubilee Diamond as the most valuable and the largest cut diamond in the world in 1992.
The Cullinan II is also known as the lesser star of Africa. This diamond is a cushion cut diamond with 66 facets weighing 317.4 carats. It is set in front of the imperial crown.
The Cullinan I and Cullinan II diamonds are the critical diamonds in the focal point of England's crown jewel.
Cullinan Diamond Value
When it comes to value, the Cullinan diamond is still number one. It is not only the largest but also the most valuable diamond in the world. Currently, its value stands at around $2 billion.
As diamond mining continues worldwide today, there might be another diamond discovery. The Cullinan diamond remains the largest and the most valuable in the world today.
However, there are other large and famous diamonds that you might have come across such as the Koh-i-Noor and the Hope diamond. These diamonds have been cut and set in different ways, which have enhanced their value.