JOHANNESBURG – A 507 carat diamond was recently discovered in South Africa!
The diamond was found in the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, South Africa.
To put it into perspective, it is the size of a chicken egg, and weighs about a quarter of a pound!
It is said to be of exceptional color and clarity, and is in the world’s top 20 largest high quality rough diamonds ever found.
The same mine produced the world’s largest diamond ever found, the world famous Cullinan diamond. It was over 3,000 carats, and was presented to King Edward VII. It now sits in a scepter as part of Britain’s crown jewels.
The mine has produced a number of the world’s other largest diamonds, but the De Beers company sold it to Petra Diamond in 2007, believing it had become less profitable.
A spokesman said the diamond’s worth will be announced once it has been fully examined.