Imagine putting this thing on a ring. You’re looking at the biggest diamond to be found in the last 100 years, which was discovered in a mine in north-central Botswana.
Lucara Diamond, the Canadian company that controls the mine in question, reports that the stone weighs in at a staggering 1,111 carats. That’s 221 grams (7.8 ounces) of raw, unadulterated bling, that measures 65 x 56 x 40 millimetres.
The largest diamond ever to be found was recovered from a mine near Pretoria, South Africa, way back in 1905. That stone, known as the Cullinan Diamond, clocked in at 3,106-carats (about 635 grams or 22 ounces) and was eventually cut into several large gems, two of which appear in the British Crown Jewels.
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