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World’s Third Largest Diamond Found In Botswana

A diamond believed to be the third-largest ever found has been discovered in Botswana. The Debswana Diamond Company unearthed the 1,098-carat diamond. The stone is the largest diamond the company has found in its 50 years of existence. "From our preliminary analysis, it could be the world’s third-largest gem-quality stone, Lynette Armstrong," Acting Managing Director Debswana Diamond Company. The yet-to-be-named diamond measures 73mm long, 52mm wide and 27mm thick. The diamond is only slightly lighter than the second-largest diamond in the world, which was also found in Botswana. Botswana is Africa’s largest producer of diamonds.

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