Tag Archives: Cullinan Diamond

Huge 232-Carat ‘Exceptional’ Diamond Mined in South Africa This is the year for diamonds. Recently, one of the most gorgeous pinkish-purple sparklers was discovered and getting ready for auction in October. A 3+ carat cushion cut stone that is said to rack in over $4 million dollars. Now, there is a new diamond coming in hot, a 232-carat rough diamond that gemologists are referring to as “exceptional”. This stone was mined at one of the most famous locations in South Africa, Cullinan. If you haven’t heard of Cullinan you may have been hiding under a large rock, no pun intended. Read More →

Something Funky is Going on in South Africa In the past five years Petra Diamonds has unearthed about 200 carats of diamonds. Including famous stones such as the Star of Josephine and the Cullinan Blue Diamond that weighed an approximate 25.5 carats.   Although the Cullinan mine located in South Africa has an estimated 50 more years of finding diamonds Petra is one of the most active mines in Africa. They are responsible for finding the biggest and rarest diamonds found on Earth today. In 1905 the Cullinan Mine was responsible for finding a 3,106 carat diamond that was initially Read More →

5 of the Largest Diamonds in the World One of the most magical wonders of this planet is the precious gemstones that are hidden beneath the cracks of the Earth’s surface. Diamonds are one of the rarest most desired stones throughout the world. It is considered the strongest element, rating a 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. The biggest rarity is to find a diamond over 10 carats, we have formed a list of five of the largest, most spectacular diamonds to ever grace our existence! 1. The Cullinan Diamond This diamond was discovered an a South African Read More →

Petra Diamonds Finds 29.60 ct Vivid Blue Diamond Petra Diamonds is making De Beers kick themselves for this one. In 2008 De Beers sold Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine in South Africa. Since being sold Petra has recovered over 100ct’s worth of diamonds!  2014 has just started and Petra announced they have recovered a 29.60ct Vivid Blue Diamond at Cullinan Mine in South Africa. The company referred to the diamond as “one of the most exceptional stones.” There are littles details on what the fate for this rough diamond is, but we have high hopes. Petra has made millions in the past Read More →