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The Cullinan Diamond was a large gem-quality diamond weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g) discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, modern-day South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after the chairman of the mine, Thomas Cullinan
•The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas” meaning invincible.
•Cullinan Diamond Mine is a carrot shaped volcanic pipe and has a surface area of 42 hectares – about 40 soccer pitches.
•The origin of diamonds creates an atmosphere of mystique and romance.
•The Cullinan Diamond 3106ct was given to King Edward the VII on his 66th birthday from England. The diamond was posted to England under normal package post.
•A diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man (10 on the Mohs scale) where talcum powder being the softest (1 on the Mohs scale) softer than human skin.
•A 1.00ct diamond weighs .2g, the weight of the famous Cullinan Diamond 3106ct was 621.2g