The second largest diamond ever

WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST DIAMOND
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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 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


The second largest diamond ever

The second largest diamond ever

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