Huge rare blue diamond discovered in Africa
ITV News: An acorn-sized blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted gemstones in the world, has been unearthed in South Africa at a mine near the country’s capital Pretoria.
The 29.6 carat stone, described as exceptional, is reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
Photo: Blue diamond recovered at South Africa’s Cullinan mine (Petra diamonds)
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