Surely the Discovery of the World's Second Largest Diamond Means a Small Piece For All of Us
You might be impressed by the rocks that J Lo's got, but Canadian mining firm Lucara has one-upped even the diamond-loving pop star. The company announced that it uncovered a gem in a Botswana mine that clocks in at 1,111 carats, making it the second largest diamond ever discovered.
The honor of the world's biggest diamond goes to the Cullinan stone, found in South Africa over a century ago, which was a respectable 3,106 carats before it was given to the British royal family and turned into a number of smaller cut diamonds.
The discovery surprised even William Lamb, the president and CEO of Lucara. He said in a statement posted on Twitter, "I am truly at a loss for words. This has been an amazing week for Lucara." And certainly a pretty nice treat for the future owner of the stunning stone.