The 1,174 carat diamond was discovered by a Canadian mining company
A large rough diamond, a stone with silver reflections curled in one hand, was found in Botswana in June, and we learned on Wednesday from the Canadian company Lucara.
The 1,174-carat diamond discovered on June 12 is the third largest diamond in the world, according to another unusual stone found a few days ago in the same country, but by another mining company.
“This is a historic discovery for us and Botswana,” said Lucara CEO Naseem Lahri. “It ranks third in the range of large stones,” she said proudly during her presentation to the Gaborone government.
This latest discovery confirms Botswana’s position as the world leader in the largest stones in the world with six large diamonds. President Moquitze Massis praised this captivating moment and the increasing frequency of diamond discoveries in the country.
The largest known diamond is the “Cullinan”, 3,100 carats, discovered in 1905 in South Africa.