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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
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The Cullinan V brooch

The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 200136

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Probably Garrards

The unusual heart-shaped stone of 18.8 carats, given by the Government of South Africa to Queen Mary in 1910, is one of the nine numbered Cullinan diamonds. In its diamond and platinum setting, it was designed both as a brooch and as the detachable centre of the emerald and diamond stomacher made for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. For the 1937 coronation, Queen Mary used this brooch in her coronet in the place of the Koh-i-Nûr, which had been transferred to Queen Elizabeth’s crown. It was bequeathed to The Queen by Queen Mary in 1953.

The Delhi Durbar Necklace  The Cullinan VI and VIII brooch