7000 carats: Largest Diamond in the world found in South Africa?
BIG news is shaking the diamond industry, with claim of the largest ever diamond being discovered by a small unnamed mining company.
The ROCK which is supposedly the size of a coconut and 1.6kg!, is said to be around 7000 carats! If it is genuine, it will dwarf the famous Cullinan Diamond discovered in 1905 – in fact, it would be at least twice the size of that stone” Said gemmologist Les Milner.
Scepticism surrounds the discovery as only a cell phone picture of the stone has surfaced, and the near perfect appearance is making experts suspicious.
While decisions are being made about verifying the gems quality, it is being held in a bank vault under extra guard.