World’s third largest diamond found in Botswana
World’s third largest diamond  |  Photo Credits: Reuters
- The largest diamond in the world is 3106 carats.
- The second largest diamond is 1109 carats.
- The third largest diamond is a ray of hope for Botswana.
Gaborone : Botswana diamond company Debswana said on Wednesday that it had discovered a 1098-carat stone. This stone has been described as the third largest diamond of its kind in the world. The stone, found on 1 June, was shown to President Mokgwetsi Masi in the capital Gaborone.
Debswana’s Managing Director Lynette Armstrong said it is believed to be the third largest gem-quality find in the world. He said that the yuga is a rare and extraordinary stone… it means a lot in terms of diamonds and Botswana. It is a ray of hope for this country which is struggling. It is also the largest gem quality stone recovered in the history of the company, a joint venture between the government and global diamond giant De Beers.
The largest diamond ever discovered in the world was the 3106-carat Cullinan, found in 1905 in South Africa. The second largest diamond was the 1,109-carat Lacedee La Rona. A tennis ball-sized diamond, discovered in 2015 in Karowe, northeastern Botswana. Botswana is the major diamond producer in Africa.
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