(CBS News) Jewels made with the world's largest diamond are going on display at Buckingham Palace as a part of an exhibition for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
The major display will reunite, for the first time, seven of the nine principal stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond, which was a 3,106-carat diamond discovered in 1905 in the Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria, the capital of South Africa.
"Until Jan. 26, 1905, no one had ever seen a diamond of this size," Caroline de Guitaut, curator of the Royal Collections, told the UK Press Association. "So incredible was its discovery that the moment it was found at the Premier mine, it was thrown out the window of the mine manager's office because it was thought to be a worthless crystal."
The exhibit, "Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration," will be a part of the 2012 summer opening of Buckingham Palace. The exhibition will be held from June 30 to July 8 and from July 31 to Oct. 7.