A rare pure pink diamond, believed to be the largest found in 300 years, has been unearthed in Angola, a country in Central Africa. The Lulo Rose is a type 2a diamond, meaning it has few or no impurities. It is the fifth largest diamond recovered from the Lulo mine – a joint venture between Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company and the Angolan government.
It is a 170-carat pink diamond & has been named ‘The Lulo Rose’.It weighs 34 grams.Similar diamonds have been bought for tens of millions of dollars in the past, with one – known as Pink Star – selling at a Hong Kong auction for $71.2m (£59m) in 2017.
The largest known pink diamond is the Dariya-i-Noor which was discovered at the Kollur mine in India. While it is currently in Iran, the largest rough diamond of any color ever found is the Cullinan diamond, found in 1905 in South Africa. Weighing 3,107 carats (over half a kilogram), this diamond was cut into 105 different stones.
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