While most of the mortals can boast a 4-carat diamond ring, Canadian Lucara Diamond Corp has dug up the second-largest diamond in the world of over 1,000 carats! The diamond is the size of a tennis ball has exactly 1,109 carats, and many experts argue that the stone had to be cut in order to be sold, how not suffered the fate of the colossal stone predecessors, who last year failed to be sold at Sotheby’s auction house .
Of course, this is not the end that William Lemb would want for this huge precious stone, called Lesedi La Rona, which means “Our Light” in the language of Botswana, where the stone is excavated. “It’s only the second stone recovered in the history of humanity over 1,000 carats. Why would you want to polish it?,” said Lucara’s chief executive.”The stone in the rough form contains untold potential…As soon as you polish it into one solution, everything else is gone.”Lamb had gambled that ultra- rich collectors, who buy and sell precious art works for record-breaking sums at auction, would do the same with a diamond in the raw.