Cullinan V was one among the Cullinan diamonds given to Queen Mary by the Government and People of South Africa in memory of the Inauguration of the Union in June 1910.
|Cullinan V Brooch (The Heat-Shaped Diamond Brooch)|
|Queen Mary wearing Cullinan V Brooch in the Delhi Durbar Stomacher (left), with Cullinan VIII Brooch (middle), and in her Coronet (right)|
|The Delhi Durbar Stomacher with Cullinan V in the middle|
|The Queen wearing Cullinan V Brooch for Prince Andrew's christening in 1960 (left), in Tuvalu in 1982 (middle), and to Royal Ascot in 2009 (right)|
To read more about the fascinating story of the uncut diamond, have a look at this article - Day in History: The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan, is found.
Sources and photo credits: Royal Collection, “Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession” by Matthew Hart, “The Queen’s Diamonds” by Hugh Roberts, "The Queen's Jewels" by Leslie Field