Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is Cullinan Diamond Discovery Day? In 1905, the
Cullinan diamond (3106 carats!) was found by Thomas Evan
Powell, a miner who worked in the Premier Diamond Mining
Company in Cullinan, north of Pretoria, South Africa. It is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. The stone was
named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine.