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Largest Diamond Found in North America


While they aren’t sure of its worth yet, we’re guessing its a smidge more than the amount in your piggy bank. According to JCK:

Dominion Diamond Mines announced that a 552 ct. yellow diamond has been discovered at the Diavik mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The mine says the stone is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found in North America.

A Dominion statement says it doesn’t plan to sell the stone as a piece of rough but will find a partner to cut and polish it, noting that “only a handful of master cutters” are qualified to do so.

This diamond will replace its predecessor (as the largest diamond in North America); the 187.7 ct. Foxfire, found in 2015.

It’s “too soon” to approximate its worth but we can’t wait to hear every detail about this stunning gem’s transformation.

“The color and texture of the diamond are a unique example of the journey that natural diamonds take from their formation until we unearth them.”