Spectacular white diamond from Pretoria

Diamonds are forever. Indeed. And the Cullinan mine in Pretoria, South Africa just seems to reiterate that fact. A white diamond, weighing 507 carats (about a 100gm) was unearthed from the mine on September 24.

The Cullinan mine is also famous for having produced the world’s largest diamond ever found, the Cullinan, in 1905. This diamond, which weighed 3,106 carats in the rough, was cut into several smaller ones and the biggest is part of the Crown Jewels of Britain.

Don’t be amazed – this mine has also produced other huge diamonds – the Golden Jubilee (755 carats rough) and the Centenary (99 carats rough), and the Taylor-Burton (69 carats polished).

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