World’s largest diamond sells for record

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A tennis ball-sized diamond has been sold for US$53 million ($73 million).

The diamond was found nearly two years ago by a Vancouver-based diamond producer.

The 1109-carat stone, which is the world’s largest uncut diamond, was bought by British diamond dealer Graff Diamonds for $US47,777 per carat. The stone is named ‘Lesedi La Rona’, or ‘Our Light’ in the national language of Botswana.

It is said to be 2.5-3 billion years old.

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  1. Wow!!! Thats alot of money but it is quite big and I think it is worth 3 billion it is so rare and special and beautiful

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