Smithsonian Simulated Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace
The Cullinan Blue Diamond necklace is a historical piece of jewelry that was presented by Thomas Cullinan, then chairman of the Premier Mine in South Africa, to his wife Annie, about 100 years ago. The gift was to commemorate the largest rough diamond ever mined, the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond that was discovered in 1905. Cullinan didn't keep this gem for himself. Instead, it was presented to King Edward VII of England by the Transvaal Government, and Cullinan was subsequently given knighthood.
The knot design consists of a round, multi-prong-set simulated diamond center bordered by even more simulated diamonds. Dangling below is a round simulated blue diamond surrounded by simulated diamonds in graduating sizes. The rolo chain sparkles with bezel-set simulated diamonds, making this precious piece a first-prize beauty all around.
- Total simulated diamond weight is approximately 13.00 carats
- Spring ring clasp
- Approximate measurements: Necklace 18"L plus 2"L extender; Plaque 2-1/2"L x 2-3/8"W
- Made in China