170 Carats Big Pink – Largest Diamond Discovered In 300 Years

    The largest pink diamond in the past 300 years, called Lulo Rose, which weighs 170 carats, was discovered at the Lulo alluvial diamond mine.

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    The largest pink diamond of its kind to be found in the past 300 years, weighing 170 carats, was reportedly found in Angola.

    The “Lulo Rose” diamond was discovered at the Lulo alluvial diamond mine, according to an announcement posted on the website of the Lucapa Diamond Company, which owns the mine.

    The two biggest diamonds ever discovered in Angola, including a 404-carat clear diamond, were earlier discovered at the Lulo mine.

    According to Lucapa, an Australian company, the pink gemstone is the fifth-largest diamond discovered at the mine where 27 diamonds weighing 100 carats or more have been discovered.

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    The state-owned diamond marketing company of Angola, Sodiam, will sell the pink diamond through an international auction. Due to its mines, Angola is one of the top 10 producers of diamonds worldwide.

    “This record and spectacular pink diamond recovered from Lulo continues to showcase Angola as an important player on the world stage for diamond mining and demonstrates the potential and rewards for commitment and investment in our growing diamond mining industry,” Diamantino Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas said, according to the Lucapa website.

    Although the pink diamond is a big stone, many clear diamonds weigh more than 1,000 carats. The 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, which was discovered in South Africa in 1905, is housed in the British Sovereign’s Scepter.

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