Largest diamond of North America discovered

In the northern part of Canada, the largest diamond ever, has been discovered so far, in North America. It has the size of a chicken egg. That is what Canadian and American media report.

The yellow diamond weighing 552 carats (1 carat is about 200 milligrams, which means that it weighs 110.4 grams) was found in the diamond mine Diavik, about 220 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

Crown jewels

The largest North American diamond so far was discovered in the same mine: “Diavik Foxfire”, weighing 187.7 carats.

The world’s largest diamond – 3,106 carats – was found in South Africa in 1905. The diamond, called ‘Cullinan’, was later divided. The largest parts of it were incorporated in the British crown jewels.

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