This 29.6-carat blue diamond was found last week at the Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria, South Africa, the same mine where the famous South of Africa blue diamond — the second largest cut diamond in the world — was discovered. The mining company claims that it is "extremely valuable".
The stone is an outstanding vivid blue with extraordinary saturation, tone and clarity, and has the potential to yield a polished stone of great value and importance.
Blue diamonds are among the rarest and most highly coveted of all diamonds and the Cullinan mine is the most important source of blues in the world. This stone is one of the most exceptional stones recovered at Cullinan during Petra's operation of the mine.
Of course, we all know that these lattices of carbon atoms — and other precious stones — are a total scam and whoever buys one is dumb and stupid and dumb (myself included. Never again.)
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