June 17, 2021

World's Third Largest Diamond Found in Botswana

By Jamie Fish

The world's third largest diamond was unearthed in Botswana earlier this week. 

World's Third Largest Diamond in Botswana

It is a 1098 carat-stone of gem-quality which is just under the 1109 carat-stone, which currently holds second place, that was also found in Botswana. 

A similar sized stone sold in 2017 for over $53 million dollars. The government of Botswana Tweeted that proceeds from the diamond will be used to advance national development in the country.

Botswana also had a 1,758-carat stone in 2019 but that was not deemed gem-quality. 

So if you love massive diamonds, Botswana is the place to dig!