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Second most largest diamond discovered in Botswana
High-quality diamond, 1,111 carats heavy, was discovered in a mine in Botswana, and is known as the biggest diamond found during this century...
Larger diamonds were found more recently, but they did not have that quality. The jewel found in Botswana is the second largest diamond, in comparison with the famous Cullinan diamond, which was discovered in South Africa in 1905.
"This magnificent stone, which came from a mine Karowe, is the second largest gem of this quality, which is excavated using modern machinery," said the company.
Shares in the company Lucara leading Karowe mine, jumped for 34 percent, after the discovery of this gemstone. Botswana is the second largest producer of diamonds in the world, and as they say in the company Lucara, this is the second largest gemstone discovered in this country.
"The importance of this discovery, the stone, which weighs more than 1,000 carats, is the highest during the period of more than a century, and it cannot be emphasized enough," said William Lamb, President Lucara company.
This stone will only go to the assessment, but the analyst Kiyeron Hodgson said that it has the potential to be very expensive. "Valuation will depend on the potential inclusion, how it will behave during cutting, since its optimum shape and color of the final," he said.
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