Weighing 1,098 carats, this diamond is the 3rd most significant in the planet

Botswana-centered diamond firm Debswana not too long ago declared one particular of its greatest finds, a 1,098-carat diamond.

The stone is considered to be the 3rd major in the globe, immediately after Cullinan (African Star) at 3.106 carats and Lesedi La Rona at 1.109 carats.

Debswana’s Performing Handling Director, Lynette Armstrong, handed the stone to the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi. The stone was found early past June, or 116 years after Cullinan’s discovery in 1905 and 6 yrs immediately after the discovery of Lesedi La Rona.

‚ÄúThis is one particular of the major diamonds Debswana has found in its 50-12 months record of operation. Our first examination is that the excellent stone could be the third major in the environment,” Armstrong stated.

Armstrong even more explained that the firm has not yet started out discussions relating to the sale of the stone. Nonetheless, he stated two solutions had been to provide it by the intercontinental organization De Beers or by means of the point out-owned diamond corporation Okavango.

Botswana Minerals Minister, Lefoko Moagi extra that the stone has not yet been named. Even so, according to him, this discovery happened at a pretty superior time, in particular in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Extra specially, he explained the stone was 73 x 52 x 27 mm in sizing. (M-2)