Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 493 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Calls are growing in South Africa for Britain’s royal family to return the world’s largest known clear-cut diamond. This diamond is currently set in the royal scepter that King Charles III will hold during his coronation on Saturday. History has it that the diamond, which weighs 530 carats, was discovered in South Africa in 1905 and presented to the British monarchy by the colonial government in the country, which was then under British rule. In the midst of ongoing conversations about returning artwork and artifacts that were pillaged during colonial times, some South Africans are calling for the diamond to be brought back. “The diamond needs to come to South Africa. It needs to be a sign of our pride, our heritage, and our culture,” said Mothusi Kamanga, a lawyer and activist in Johannesburg who has promoted an online petition, which has gathered about 8,000 signatures, for the diamond to be returned, The Reuters reported. More Articles You Would Love VIDEO: Get A Sneak Peak Of Behind The Scenes Mikoko Deluxe Campaign Shoot & #fG Editorial #fGSTYLE: 12 Gorgeous Bridal Makeup Looks For The Extravagant And Modest Black Brides “I think generally the African people are starting to realize that to decolonize is not just to let people have certain freedoms, but it’s also to take back what has been expropriated from us.” Known as Cullinan I, the diamond in the scepter was cut from the Cullinan diamond, a 3,100-carat stone that was mined near Pretoria. A smaller diamond cut from the same stone, known as Cullinan II, is set in the Imperial State Crown which is worn by British monarchs on ceremonial occasions. According to the Royal Collection Trust, which oversees the royal collection of the British royal family, the Cullinan diamond was presented to King Edward VII (the British monarch at the time) in 1907, two years after its discovery in a private mine in South Africa’s old Transvaal province. A replica of the whole Cullinan diamond, which is about the size of a man’s fist, is displayed at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. [email protected] More For You Here Is How Ugandans Reacted To President Museveni Signing On The New Anti-LGBTQ VIDEO: Trump Demolishes “NASTY” CNN Town Hall Presenter, Whilst Twitter Hides His Name... See How African Royals Styled Themselves For UK’s King Charles’ III Coronation US Highest Rated TV Host Tucker Carlson Is No Longer A Part Of... Ugandan President Museveni Refuses To Sign Anti-LGBTQ Bill & Asks Parliament To Reconsider... VIDEO: “I Like It” Watch Donald Trump’s Reaction After Hearing ICE SPICE; Also... African Leaders Make A Stand To Support Putin; Uganda Willing To Send Soldiers... Donald Trump Has Raised Over $34 Million Dollars For His 2024 Presidential Campaign America Passes Bill That Allows The Gvt. To Hide Children Away From Parents... Dalai Lama’s Exhibits Peadophilia After Asking 12-Year-Old Boy To Suck His Tongue In... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.