Rare, Huge Blue Diamond Unearthed in South Africa
Could be worth as much as $20M
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 22, 2014 9:23 AM CST
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(Newser) – A rare, huge blue diamond was found in a South African mine earlier this month. The 29.6-carat sparkler is about six times larger than an acorn, and could be worth as much as $20 million. The dazzling stone was dug up by New Jersey-based Petra Diamonds at its Cullinan Diamond Mine near Pretoria. The company gushed about the discovery in a statement yesterday, saying, "The stone is an outstanding vivid blue with extraordinary saturation, tone, and clarity, and has the potential to yield a polished stone of great value and importance."

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