500 carat diamond found in South Africa

Yes.. another proudly South African moment brought to you by  Petra Diamonds LTD.

A diamond the size of a “chicken egg”  has been unearthed at the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. The sparkly was found last Thursday and weighs in at just over 100 grams and is said to be of “exceptional colour and clarity”. The 507.55 carat stone may be one of the top 20 highest quality gems on the planet.

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“This spectacular gemstone was recovered on Thursday 24 September and is currently with experts for analysis. Initial examinations indicate that it is of exceptional colour and clarity, and most likely to be a Type II diamond.At 507 carats (just over 100 grams) the diamond, which has yet to be named, is considered to be amongst the top 20 largest high quality rough diamonds ever found worldwide and ranks alongside other illustrious diamonds recovered at the celebrated Cullinan mine.” [PETRA DIAMONDS]

I was wondering where i’d dropped “my precious” ( bet you saying that like Golum)… thanks for finding it guys. Be sure to send it via registered mail please.

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~ by mcsavage on September 30, 2009.

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