What a Whop­per

Hong Kong Tatler Society - - Best Of Life -

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.

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