The Cullinan V Brooch

Cullinan V brooch
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The Cullinan V Brooch consists of a “heart-shaped stone in a pierced collet and claw setting, mounted on a fine radiating platinum web, in symmetrically scrolling and foliate millegrain and pavé-set brilliant border.”1

The heart-shaped stone was one of the six numbered diamonds given to Queen Mary by the government and people of the Union of South Africa in 1910.

It could be worn in several ways. It could be a brooch, added for to the stomacher, suspended from nan VIII Brooch, or worn together with the Cullinan VII pendant. It could also be set on a tiara. Queen Mary also devised something of her own; she wore it on her coronet during the 1937 coronation.

The brooch was bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and was frequently worn by her.

  1. The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.164

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