Petra Diamonds has uncovered a rare and coveted 29.6-carat blue diamond at a South African mine.
The “exceptional” acorn-sized diamond, with an estimated value of tens of millions of dollars, was unearthed at the Cullinan mine near Pretoria.
The Cullinan Diamond, aÂ 3,106 carat rough diamond, was also found at the mine in 1905. That diamond now exists as two stones: the First Star of Africa and the Second Star of Africa.
Chief Executive Johan Dippenaar said the company will soon announce what they will do with the diamond.
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