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World’s Largest Diamond – Which Is the Size of a Tennis Ball – to Be Auctioned This Summer

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Sotheby’s expects it to sell for more than $70 million.

The world’s largest diamond in existence today will soon hit the auction block when Sotheby’s offers up the massive stone to the highest bidder in London on June 29, the New York Daily News reports. The article says that the tennis ball-sized diamond was discovered last November in Botswana by Canada’s Lucara Diamond Corporation, measuring 1,109 carats to become the second-largest rough diamond ever found. (The largest was a 3,106-carat diamond that was unearthed in South Africa in 1905 and later cut into nine pieces.) Sotheby’s expects the diamond to sell for more than $70 million.

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