Tuesday, October 14, 2008

World's largest diamonds.

Miners in Lesotho have discovered a huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history.The massive stone is 20th largest polished diamond ever found and weighs 478 carats. The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in 1905 and at 3,106 carats was the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found.The Koh-i-noor is part of the British crown jewels. It originated in India but seized by Britain as a spoil of war in 1849. The diamond supposedly brings good luck to female owners and misfortune or death to any male who wears or owns it.The Koh-i-noor is a round cut but at 105 carats it is smaller than the potential size of the new find.

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