Miners Just Unearthed This Huge Diamond -- The Largest To Be Found In 100 Years

Miners Just Unearthed This Huge Diamond — the Largest To Be Found in 100 Years

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.

[Lucara Diamond via BBC]

Image by Lucara

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