This Massive Diamond Just Made Gemstone History

If diamonds really are girl's best friend, then this stone is the ultimate squad goal. Extracted from a Botswana mine by Lucara Diamond Corp., this massive 1,111 carat stone is the biggest gem-quality diamond discovered in the past century, Bloomberg Business reports. Just how big is that? In lay-gemologist terms: somewhere between a clementine and a tennis ball. Bloomberg also notes it might be years before anyone buys the history-making treasure. Whoever it is will likely be an "ultra-ultra high-net-worth diamond collector," mining analyst Martin Potts told the publication. And that collector had better have extremely deep pockets. Right now, the diamond is technically priceless, as it must be processed and cut before it can be valued. For comparison in the meantime, Lucara recently unloaded a diamond of the same quality and about a third of the size for $20.6 million — or $60,000 per carat. The only diamond to outdo this hunk of bling is the Cullinan diamond, unearthed in South Africa back in 1906. Weighing in at 3,106 carats, the Cullinan was cut into nine smaller stones. The two largest add some extra glitter to British monarchy's Crown Jewels.

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