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Lucara Discovered The World’s Second Largest Diamond

By Victor Baker


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A Canadian company called Lucara Diamond has just discovered the world’s second largest diamond, in the Karowe mine in Botswana. The 1,111 carat gem quality diamond is massive even when it’s compared to other gems from the world’s largest diamonds list.

A Type-IIa stone that’s slightly smaller than a tennis ball, this is actually the largest diamond discovery for more than 100 years. The gem measures 65 mm x 56 mm x 40 mm, with an estimated value unknown, considering the color, clarity and cutting which still have to be established and done.

The world’s largest diamond, was the 3,106-carat Cullinan, which was discovered  back in 1905 and cut into nine separate stones, many of which are in the British Crown Jewels for some reason.

The Canadian firm’s chief executive and president, William Lamb, was speechless once he found out what his employees had managed to discover, and so are we.

Not only has the company found the world’s second largest diamond ever, but Lucara also announced on Thursday that it had found two more interesting stones at the Karowe Mine; an 813 carat diamond and a 374 carat one.

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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