The second largest diamond ever found has been uncovered in Botswana and could be worth more than $38-million. The orange-sized 1,111 carat diamond – measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm – is only trumped by the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond uncovered in South Africa during a 1905 excavation. Once the new buyer cuts and polishes the stone, it could be worth more than $100-million. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“I am truly at a loss for words. This has been an amazing week for Lucara with the recovery of the second largest and also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated,” said William Lamb, Lucara President and CEO.