WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST DIAMOND
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the world's second largest diamond?
Until 1905 when the Cullinan
diamond was found, the Excelsior diamond held the title of being the largest
diamond in the world. The Excelsior was found in the Jagersfontein Mine on June
30, 1895 by one of the workers while he was loading it onto a truck. The man who
found the diamond wanted to hide it from his supervisors and he was successful
but he did hand it over to the managers of the mine. The diamond had a
blue-white color and weighed 971 ¾ karats, which is approximately 194.2 grams.
The massive stone was eventually cut into 10
different pieces and that’s how it remains today. The largest piece, The
Excelsior I, was eventually purchased by the jeweller Robert Mouawad in 1996 for
the princely sum of $2,642,000. This largest piece of the precious gem is in the
shape of a pear.
The Excelsior Diamond
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