The “small” Cullinan

The Cullinan V is a triangular pear shaped diamond of 18.8 carats.

Le Cullinan V monté sur la broche royale

Cullinan VI – 11.5 carats

The Cullinan VI is a marquise shaped diamond of 11.5 carats, and one of two pendants in Queen Mary’s necklace.

This is the most magnificent parure of jewellery in the Queen’s possession. It was created by Queen Mary using stones from different sources. The Indian word “Durbar” means both a gathering of chieftains to make an administrative decision and a purely ceremonial gathering at which they pay homage to their ruler.
Queen Mary wore this necklace when she and her husband went to India for their acclamation as Emperor and Empress of India. Queen Mary had the necklace made for the occasion from the Cambridge emeralds belonging to her grandmother, the Duchess of Cambridge. The diamonds are smaller cleavings from the Cullinan diamond.

Le Collier Dehli Durbar portant le Cullinan VI

La reine portant le collier Dehli Durbar

Cullinan VII – 8.8 carats and the Cullinan VIII – 6.8 carats

The Cullinan VII of 8.80 carats is cut in marquise shape, mounted as a pendant on a brooch paved with diamonds, with in it’s centre, the Cullinan VIII, a cushion shaped 6.80 carats diamond.

Broche royale portant le Cullinan VII et le Cullinan VIII

Cullinan IX – 4.39 carats

Pear shaped diamond of 4.39 carats, mounted on a ring which was created for Queen Mary, it is still worn from time to time by Queen Elisabeth of England.

Cullinan IX set on the royal ring

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