A 910-carat diamond has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. It is a diamond of exceptional quality and has become the fifth largest diamond in the world, with a value of 40 million dollars, approximately.
According to Bloombergquint, the gem, about the size of two golf balls was discovered by miners in the African country, it has some exceptional characteristics. For example, its colour is of category “D”, which in the field means that it is absolutely colorless and supposes the highest category in terms of colour. The experts also say it’s a “Type IIa” diamond, to which only between 1 and 2% of all the diamonds in the world belong, due to its lack of nitrogen atoms
The diamond , which so far has not been named, weighs 182 grams and is the largest found so far at the Letseng mine, owned by the British mining company Gem Diamonds . In 2006, a diamond of 603 carats known as “the Promise of Lesotho” was discovered in this same mine, which occupies the 18th position among the largest diamonds on the planet.
To date, the largest diamond ever found in the world remains the Cullinan , of 3,106.75 carats. The second place is occupied by the Lesedi La Rona diamond of 1,111 carats, the third place is the Excelsior diamond of 995.20 carats, and in the fourth place is the Sierra Leone star diamond of 968.90 carats.