Guys, if you're looking to buy your old lady a piece of jewelry, this is not the stone for you — unless of course you happen to be the ruler of a small nation — then you just might have the cash! Hell, that profession might not even cut it. We're talking Zuckerberg money here, folks. Coming in at 910-carats and resembling roughly the size of two golf balls, this diamond has already been estimated to be worth $40 million dollars. Yes, 40-freakin'-million. It's certainly hard to believe the stone is worth that much, especially straight from the ground, but after doing some more research, we realize that this diamond is not only massive, but quite rare.
According to Gizmodo this type of diamond makes up about 1 to 2 percent of all natural diamonds. It also happens to contain zero measurable impurities like nitrogen atoms! We can't be positive, as we've never dabbled this hard in diamonds, but given the description and feedback from the community, this diamond has become quite the favored gem. Discovered by Gem Diamonds, the possession of the diamond remains with those who unearthed it:
“Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letšeng in 2006, the mine has produced some of the world’s most remarkable diamonds, including the 603 carat Lesotho Promise, however, this exceptional top quality diamond is the largest to be mined to date and highlights the unsurpassed quality of the Letšeng mine,' Clifford Elphick, Gem Diamonds’ Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement. "
We bet those shareholders are really pleased too! A dIamond of that magnitude (receiving this much press) is sure to make a lot of people a lot of money! Whoever said diamonds are girl's best friend was wrong, and frankly, not very inclusive! Everyone's best friend is money! C'mon now.
Lead Image Via Bloomberg // Gem Diamonds Ltd.