The Cullinan IX Ring

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The Cullinan IX ring consists of a “pear-shaped diamond in open-work 12-claw setting, with plain loop.”1

The Cullinan IX was the smallest of the stones cut from the Cullinan diamond. This diamond was given to Queen Mary in 1910 by the government of South Africa.

Queen Mary had it set in a ring, which was bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, alongside the other Cullinan diamonds.

It is one of the least worn of the Cullinan diamonds but can be seen in the 1984 portraits by Yousuf Karsh.

  1. The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.172

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