A lot of blinging! The giant yellow diamond is found in Canada weighing 552 carats – the largest EVER found in North America
- The largest diamond ever discovered in North America was found in Canada in May at the Diavik Diamond mine
- The yellow diamond weighs 552 carats and measures 33.74 mm x 54.56 mm
- The estimated value of the diamond is not yet known because it is estimated
- The previous record holder was also mined at Diavik and named it "Diavik Foxfire" and weighed 187.7 carats when it was discovered in 2015
- This brought two brilliant, pearly shaped stones at 37.87 and 36.80 carats
- Two stones were auctioned together at Christie's for a total of $ 1.3 million
Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com
The largest diamond, ever discovered in North America, is found in Canada.
The yellow diamond weighs 522 carats, and in raw condition it measures 33.74 x 54.56 mm.
It was discovered in October in the Diavik diamond mine, located about 135 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in the northwestern territories of Canada.
The previous record holder was also mined in Diavik, which was discovered by Diavik Foxfire in 2015.
The largest diamond ever discovered in North America was discovered in October in Canada at Diavik Diamond Mine. The yellow diamond (in the picture) weighs 552 carats and measures 33.74 mm x 54.56 mm
Diavik is 60% owned by Rio Tinto, a multinational mining company based in London, along with ULC Holding, Dominion Diamond Mines, which owns a 40% stake.
"The color and texture of a diamond is a unique example of a journey that natural diamonds take from their formation until we find them," said Kyle Washington, president of the Dominion Diamond Mines.
"Our Diavik mine has made some of the finest diamonds in the world, and that's certainly at the top of the list."
Its size in the raw state, as it was discovered, was compared with chicken eggs.
"The diamond of this size is totally unexpected for this part of the world and represents a true milestone for diamond mining in North America," the company said in a statement.
"Abrasive marks on the surface of the stone confirm the difficult journey that he spent during processing, and the fact that he is still intact is remarkable."
The last gemstone (or precious stones) will be worn by Canadamark, owned by Dominion, and means that the stones are responsibly mined, natural and untreated.
The value of the gemstone gemstone is not yet known, as it is still under evaluation, Dominion said.
The previous record holder was also mined on Diavik and named it "Diavik Foxfire" (on the picture) when it was discovered in 2015
The Diavik Diamond mine (marked with a red dot) is located approximately 135 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in the northwestern territories of Canada
For context, Diavik Foxfire weighed 187.7 carats, when it was discovered in 2015, and produced two main finished diamonds.
Both ends of precious stones were brilliant and pearly shaped, weighing 37.87 and 36.80 carats.
Two stones were auctioned together at Christie's for a total of $ 1.3 million.
Diamonds have passed since Diavik since 2003.
Rio Tinto produces between six and seven million carats of predominantly large diamonds with white quality every year.
Diamonds have passed at Diavik (in the picture) since 2003. At the site, between six and seven million carats of mostly large diamonds are produced every year,