The Lucara Diamond is the world's largest diamond discovery in the last century, weighing in at a magnificent 1,111 carats. The stone, which is the second largest discovery of all time, was discovered in November 2015 in Botswana, just over the South African border. The white-in-colour diamond is described to be of gem quality and is estimated to be worth upwards of $60 Million.
The mine which housed the stone has been operated by a Canadian Diamond Miner, Lucara Diamond Corp, since 2012. According to a company statement, the large stone's discovery would not have been possible without the use of modern technology.
In 1905, The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in South Africa and weighed in at 3106.75 carats. Till today, the Cullinan Diamond holds the record as the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered, and is valued upwards of $400 Million.
The Southern African region remains the world's number one exploration region for finding gem-quality stones of amazing size and value.-Diamond Mag