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April 12, 2016 4:17 pm  #1


TBF-QM-37 The Cullinan IX Ring

37. The Cullinan IX Ring

   The Government of South Africa presented this 4.4-carat pear-shaped diamond to Queen Mary in June 1910,[1] which had been cut in a “pendeloque, or stepped pear-shape, form”, by Asscher in 1908.[2]

   Queen Mary had this stone set in a platinum ring, which is described by Roberts as “a pearl-shaped diamond in openwork 12-claw setting, with plain hoop”.[3] Queen Mary can be seen wearing it as such in a photographic sitting taken in 1911;[4] it was subsequently bequeathed to The Queen in 1953, together with the other Cullinan stones and it has been worn on occasion.[5]

1. Roberts, The Queen’s Diamonds, p. 172
2. Ibid., p. 172
3. Ibid., p. 172
4. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 70
5. Roberts, The Queen’s Diamonds, p. 160; Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 75
 

 

July 10, 2016 12:58 am  #2


Re: TBF-QM-37 The Cullinan IX Ring

37. The Cullinan IX Ring
 
  "With the Cullinan diamond pendants, the Queen was presented with a ring, also cut from the great stone. The ring, together with the pendants, was mounted in platinum in designs approved by her Majesty by the same jewellers [Carrington & Co.]."[1]
 
   This reference was discovered by Beth at the Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.
 
1. "The Cullinan Diamond Ring Presented to the Queen." The Illustrated London News, 9 Jul 1910, 48 
 

 

July 26, 2016 8:10 pm  #3


Re: TBF-QM-37 The Cullinan IX Ring

Extracts with pics from the Illustrated London News, 9 July 1910 can be found under the topic Cullinan Diamonds.

 

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