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Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola

Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola

A giant diamond among the largest ever discovered was recently unearthed in Lulo, Angola. A whopping 404.2-carat gemstone was founded by miners from Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company and is estimated to worth at least $20 million AUD (approx. $14.36 million USD). The 7-centimeter (25-inch) long diamond is the largest ever found in the southern African nation of Angola – and the 27th-biggest diamond ever recorded in the world. By value, Angola is the fourth-largest diamond producer in the world.

Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola
Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola

In addition to its massive size, the Lulo diamond is noteworthy because it’s categorized as a Type IIa stone – meaning it’s virtually flawless. It’s also D-colored, or entirely colorlessvirtually flawless. That is the rarest – and likely most valuable – color grade for a white diamond, according to the Gemological Institute of America.
Last November, a different mining company, Lucara, recovered a 1,111 carat diamond in Botswana.

Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola
Giant 404.2-carat Diamond Just Discovered In Angola

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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