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Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Did You Know?, Featured

Largest Rough Diamond in the World

Largest Rough Diamond in the World

Did you know what was found on January 26th 1905 in South Africa? The Cullinan Diamond. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found. The rough weight of this gem is 3106.75 carat (603.35 g, 1.37 lb). This huge diamond was cut into 9 major stones and 95 smaller ones. Here are the 9 biggest parts of the Cullinan : Cullinan I : 530.2 carats, pear shape. Used in the Sceptre with the Cross Cullinan II : 317.4 carats, rectangular cushion shape. Used in the Imperial State Crown Cullinan III : 94.4 carats, pear shape. Was on the Crown of Queen Marry and now it’s being used in a brooch with cullinan IV Cullinan IV : 63.6 carats, square cushion shape. Was on the Crown of Queen Marry and now it’s being used in a brooch with cullinan III Cullinan V : 18.8 carats, heart shape. Used in Delhi Durbar Parure, brooch. Cullinan VI : 11.5 carats, marquise shape. Used in Delhi Durbar Parure , necklace. Cullinan VII : 8.8 carats, marquise...

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Did You Know?, Fashion, Featured, Women

Who started the diamond engagement ring tradition?

Who started the diamond engagement ring tradition?

Did you know that according to documents, Archduke Maximilian of Austria, is the first man who used a diamond ring as an engagement ring when he proposed to Mary of Burgundy in the imperial court of Vienna in 1477, and since then all the wealthy people liked the idea and followed in his footsteps, and this is how the tradition began. Here is the picture of Maximilian, the guy who started the dream of every girl, and the nightmare of every guy 😉  ...

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