Cullinan Diamond Timeline

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  • 26 Jan 1905
    The Cullinan diamond is discovered in Transvaal, South Africa.
  • 9 Nov 1907
    The Cullian diamond is presented to Edward VII of England for his 66th birthday.
  • Feb 1908 - Nov 1908
    Joseph Asscher and Company of Amsterdam cut the Cullinan diamond into 9 large stones and 96 smaller gems.
  • 21 Nov 1908
    The Cullinan I and II diamonds are presented to Edward VII.
  • 1910
    The Cullinan II diamond is set into the Imperial State Crown of the British Crown Jewels.
  • 1910
    The South African government presents the Cullinan III-IX diamonds to Queen Mary, consort of George V.
  • 1911
    The Cullinan I diamond is added to the Sovereign's Sceptre of the British Crown Jewels.
  • 1953
    Queen Mary, consort of George V, bequeaths the Cullinan diamonds III-IX to Elizabeth II.