Almaz '' Cullinan '' is no longer the world's largest diamond. In South Africa, found the stone, which is twice as much as his famous predecessor, reports NTV. It weighs about 7,000 carats.
"Cullinan" was discovered in 1905. Its weight is 3,106 carats. In 1907, the diamond was presented to King Edward VII. Stone cut into two parts. One part, weighing 530.2 carats, was named "Star of Africa". It is beautiful at the top of the UK royal scepter
The second took the form of a fragment of "emerald." It weighs 317 carats 4, and is decorated with the British crown.