Someone Found the Second Largest Diamond in the World—and It’s the Size of a Baseball

You read that right – in late December, Lucara Diamond unearthed the second largest diamond in the world, weighing in at 1,111 carats, in their Botswana mine.

Lucara Diamond is a Canadian mining company with quarries in Lesotho and Botswana. They have dubbed the diamond “Karowe AK6”, but the diamond is still in the process of being officially named. Image2DiamondDue to the diamond’s rare colour and clarity, its value is still being determined. But if its anything like the 3,106 carat Cullinan discovered in 1905, which was cut into the Crown Jewels of the British monarchy, you can expect it to be in the high thousands.

Measuring 65mm x 56 mm x 40 mm, the stone was found using a newly installed Large Diamond Recovery machine which uses X-ray technology.Image3Diamond

If you fancy taking a swing at this beautiful diamond’s future name, head on over to http://www.lucaradiamond.com/ to try your luck!

 Source: [Lucaradiamond.com]

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