World’s second-largest diamond gets a name

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If diamonds are a girl’s best friend,  then ladies meet your new bestie!
The second-largest diamond ever found has a new name.

It’s called “Lesedi La Rona” meaning “Our Light” in the national language of Botswana.
That’s where the 1,111 carat stone was found in last November.
The Canadian company that owns the diamond held a contest to name the stone which is just smaller than a tennis ball.
The price of the diamond hasn’t been set yet because it’s so large it doesn’t fit into conventional scanners used to determine a diamond’s worth.
Some experts say it could be worth $66 million.

The largest diamond ever found is the 3,100 carat “Cullinan Diamond”.

It was discovered in South Africa in 1905.

 

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