What a Whopper
This stunner is the world’s second-biggest diamond, a 1,111-carat stone measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm. It was found recently at Canadian company Lucara Diamond’s Karowe mine in Botswana. It’s the biggest stone discovered in the diamond-rich hub about 500km north of the capital, Gaborone, and the largest find anywhere in more than a century. The dazzling rock was one of three exceptional white diamonds unearthed within a few days of each other at the same mine, resulting in a very happy Lucara CEO William Lamb declaring, “I’m truly at a loss for words. This has been an amazing week.” A price has yet to be set for the magnificent monster, but it won’t be cheap.