August 28, 2007

World's Largest Diamond?

An unnamed mine in South Africa claims to have found a green diamond that is the world's largest, about 7000 carats.  De Beers is questioning the finding, as green stones are an unusual color for that region, and the area isn't known for strong diamond production.  They do say if it is legitimate, it'll be the find of the century.  It'll be interesting to see if it is real and what they'll do with it, whether they'll make a traditional cut, or keep it closer to its natural shape to preserve its size as much as possible.

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