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Joseph Asscher and Co.

Cullinan III and IV Brooch 1908-11

Diamonds and platinum | 2.4 cm (Width); 6.5 cm (Length) (whole object) | RCIN 100005

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This brooch consists of a pear-shaped drop of 94.4 metric carats (Cullinan III) and a cushion-shaped stone of 63.6 metric carats (Cullinan IV). These diamonds were mounted into this brooch for Queen Mary in 1911. The brooch was inherited by The Queen in 1953.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Asscher and Co. (jeweller)

    Carrington & Co [London] (jeweller)

    South Africa (place of origin)

    Holland (place of production)

  • 2.4 cm (Width); 6.5 cm (Length) (whole object)

  • Presented to Queen Mary by the Government of South Africa in 1910. The brooch is formed from the third and fourth largest stones (the 'Lesser Stars of Africa') cut from the largest diamond ever found, the Cullinan.