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    The world’s largest rough diamond gemstone is the 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905. That is, it might be more appropriate to say that the Cullinan is currently believed to be the world’s largest rough diamond gemstone on record. The reason for this careful use of words is because of a recent development in South Africa. This summer, a gemstone was found that currently weighs in at an astounding carat weight of roughly 7,500 carats. In short, if this gemstone proves to be a diamond, which is entirely possible, it would prove to be a gemstone diamond that is more than twice the carat weight of the current carat weight record holder.

    cullinan.jpgThe Cullinan gemstone is a diamond that was found, as mentioned previously, in South Africa in 1905. The gemstone was named Cullinan for the township in South Africa that the mine in which it was found was located. The precise carat weight of this enormous rough diamond was 3,106.75 carats. Keep in mind that most people are quite happy to have a diamond gemstone in their engagement ring that has a carat weight of around .75 to one carat. In other words, the Cullinan diamond gemstone is huge. It is important to clarify that the noteworthiness of the carat weight size of this particular diamond is found in the fact that it was the largest gemstone quality diamond ever found.

    The Cullinan gemstone was offered as a gift to the then King of England, Edward VII, by the Transvaal government of South Africa, who had purchased the diamond. Being of such an enormous carat weight, yet not without its faults, such as a large black spot in the center of the gemstone, the diamond was sent to Amsterdam to be cut into smaller cut and polished diamonds. The Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam were presented with the task of cutting the enormous diamond gemstone, as they were considered the greatest diamond cutters of the day.

    The gemstone was cut into three major diamond gemstones of enormous carat weight, and eleven lesser diamond gemstones of relatively small carat weight. Keep in mind, however, that two of the three major diamond gemstones that were created out of the Cullinan were of incredibly enormous carat weight. The largest is the Great Star of Africa and has a carat weight of 530.2 carats. It currently sits atop the Scepter with the Cross in the Crown Jewels of the English Crown. The second largest gemstone of the Cullinan diamond is the Lesser Star of Africa. It has a carat weight of 317.4 carats and is set into the Imperial State Crown as a part of the Royal Crown Jewels. With such an enormous carat weight being what the eleven lesser cut diamond gemstones stand in relation to, it is unlikely that any such gemstones would be considered to have a ‘lesser’ carat weight by normal standards.

    Despite the enormity of the carat weight of the Cullinan, it is possible that its reign as the world’s largest carat weight, rough, gemstone-quality diamond are about to come to an end. Brent Jolly is the head shareholder in a diamond gemstone mining/prospecting company located in South Africa. An independent diamond miner with the company reportedly found the gemstone and immediately wanted it out of his hands. Fearing what people would do to gain hold of a gemstone of such enormous carat weight, the miner turned the potential diamond over to Mr. Jolly.

    At the current time, the gemstone is being looked at by the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Ernest Blom. The gemstone, and possible diamond, is locked up in a vault. Mr. Blom was brought in to verify if the gemstone is indeed a diamond and to verify its official carat weight. Should the gemstone turn out to be a diamond, it will far surpass the Cullinan as the diamond with the largest carat weight in recorded gemstone history. If the carat weight is indeed around 7,500 carats, it is no wonder that the holders of the gemstone are doing everything in their power to verify that it is a diamond before making any official announcement to the public.

    The world’s largest rough diamond gemstone is the 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905. That is, it might be more appropriate to say that the Cullinan is currently believed to be the world’s largest rough diamond gemstone on record. The reason for this careful use of words is because of a recent development in South Africa. This summer, a gemstone was found that currently weighs in at an astounding carat weight of roughly 7,500 carats. In short, if this gemstone proves to be a diamond, which is entirely possible, it would prove to be a gemstone diamond that is more than twice the carat weight of the current carat weight record holder.

    cullinan.jpgThe Cullinan gemstone is a diamond that was found, as mentioned previously, in South Africa in 1905. The gemstone was named Cullinan for the township in South Africa that the mine in which it was found was located. The precise carat weight of this enormous rough diamond was 3,106.75 carats. Keep in mind that most people are quite happy to have a diamond gemstone in their engagement ring that has a carat weight of around .75 to one carat. In other words, the Cullinan diamond gemstone is huge. It is important to clarify that the noteworthiness of the carat weight size of this particular diamond is found in the fact that it was the largest gemstone quality diamond ever found.

    The Cullinan gemstone was offered as a gift to the then King of England, Edward VII, by the Transvaal government of South Africa, who had purchased the diamond. Being of such an enormous carat weight, yet not without its faults, such as a large black spot in the center of the gemstone, the diamond was sent to Amsterdam to be cut into smaller cut and polished diamonds. The Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam were presented with the task of cutting the enormous diamond gemstone, as they were considered the greatest diamond cutters of the day.

    The gemstone was cut into three major diamond gemstones of enormous carat weight, and eleven lesser diamond gemstones of relatively small carat weight. Keep in mind, however, that two of the three major diamond gemstones that were created out of the Cullinan were of incredibly enormous carat weight. The largest is the Great Star of Africa and has a carat weight of 530.2 carats. It currently sits atop the Scepter with the Cross in the Crown Jewels of the English Crown. The second largest gemstone of the Cullinan diamond is the Lesser Star of Africa. It has a carat weight of 317.4 carats and is set into the Imperial State Crown as a part of the Royal Crown Jewels. With such an enormous carat weight being what the eleven lesser cut diamond gemstones stand in relation to, it is unlikely that any such gemstones would be considered to have a ‘lesser’ carat weight by normal standards.

    Despite the enormity of the carat weight of the Cullinan, it is possible that its reign as the world’s largest carat weight, rough, gemstone-quality diamond are about to come to an end. Brent Jolly is the head shareholder in a diamond gemstone mining/prospecting company located in South Africa. An independent diamond miner with the company reportedly found the gemstone and immediately wanted it out of his hands. Fearing what people would do to gain hold of a gemstone of such enormous carat weight, the miner turned the potential diamond over to Mr. Jolly.

    At the current time, the gemstone is being looked at by the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Ernest Blom. The gemstone, and possible diamond, is locked up in a vault. Mr. Blom was brought in to verify if the gemstone is indeed a diamond and to verify its official carat weight. Should the gemstone turn out to be a diamond, it will far surpass the Cullinan as the diamond with the largest carat weight in recorded gemstone history. If the carat weight is indeed around 7,500 carats, it is no wonder that the holders of the gemstone are doing everything in their power to verify that it is a diamond before making any official announcement to the public.

    The world’s largest rough diamond gemstone is the 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905. That is, it might be more appropriate to say that the Cullinan is currently believed to be the world’s largest rough diamond gemstone on record. The reason for this careful use of words is because of a recent development in South Africa. This summer, a gemstone was found that currently weighs in at an astounding carat weight of roughly 7,500 carats. In short, if this gemstone proves to be a diamond, which is entirely possible, it would prove to be a gemstone diamond that is more than twice the carat weight of the current carat weight record holder.

    cullinan.jpgThe Cullinan gemstone is a diamond that was found, as mentioned previously, in South Africa in 1905. The gemstone was named Cullinan for the township in South Africa that the mine in which it was found was located. The precise carat weight of this enormous rough diamond was 3,106.75 carats. Keep in mind that most people are quite happy to have a diamond gemstone in their engagement ring that has a carat weight of around .75 to one carat. In other words, the Cullinan diamond gemstone is huge. It is important to clarify that the noteworthiness of the carat weight size of this particular diamond is found in the fact that it was the largest gemstone quality diamond ever found.

    The Cullinan gemstone was offered as a gift to the then King of England, Edward VII, by the Transvaal government of South Africa, who had purchased the diamond. Being of such an enormous carat weight, yet not without its faults, such as a large black spot in the center of the gemstone, the diamond was sent to Amsterdam to be cut into smaller cut and polished diamonds. The Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam were presented with the task of cutting the enormous diamond gemstone, as they were considered the greatest diamond cutters of the day.

    The gemstone was cut into three major diamond gemstones of enormous carat weight, and eleven lesser diamond gemstones of relatively small carat weight. Keep in mind, however, that two of the three major diamond gemstones that were created out of the Cullinan were of incredibly enormous carat weight. The largest is the Great Star of Africa and has a carat weight of 530.2 carats. It currently sits atop the Scepter with the Cross in the Crown Jewels of the English Crown. The second largest gemstone of the Cullinan diamond is the Lesser Star of Africa. It has a carat weight of 317.4 carats and is set into the Imperial State Crown as a part of the Royal Crown Jewels. With such an enormous carat weight being what the eleven lesser cut diamond gemstones stand in relation to, it is unlikely that any such gemstones would be considered to have a ‘lesser’ carat weight by normal standards.

    Despite the enormity of the carat weight of the Cullinan, it is possible that its reign as the world’s largest carat weight, rough, gemstone-quality diamond are about to come to an end. Brent Jolly is the head shareholder in a diamond gemstone mining/prospecting company located in South Africa. An independent diamond miner with the company reportedly found the gemstone and immediately wanted it out of his hands. Fearing what people would do to gain hold of a gemstone of such enormous carat weight, the miner turned the potential diamond over to Mr. Jolly.

    At the current time, the gemstone is being looked at by the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Ernest Blom. The gemstone, and possible diamond, is locked up in a vault. Mr. Blom was brought in to verify if the gemstone is indeed a diamond and to verify its official carat weight. Should the gemstone turn out to be a diamond, it will far surpass the Cullinan as the diamond with the largest carat weight in recorded gemstone history. If the carat weight is indeed around 7,500 carats, it is no wonder that the holders of the gemstone are doing everything in their power to verify that it is a diamond before making any official announcement to the public.

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    One Response to “Could The Gemstone Be A Diamond With A Carat Weight Of 7,500 Carats?”

    1. heather reische Says:

      I think the Star of Africa is a fake. There is no diamond that big on this planet.

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