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 company that controls the mine in question, reports that the stone weighs in at a frankly staggering 1111 carats. That’s 221g of raw, unadulterated bling, that measures 65 x 56 x 40mm.
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 3106-carats — about 635g — and was eventually cut into several large gems, two of which appear in the British Crown Jewels.
It’s not yet clear what will happen to the new stone.
Image by Lucara