The size of a tennis ball the worlds largest diamond to be auctioned for $70 million

Up above the world so high like a diamond in the sky. When you are little you think of the moon and the stars every time you sing this little rhyme. But when age adds to your innocence, the world becomes as clear as a text seen through powered reading glasses. A diamond is not just a girl’s best friend anymore, it is a man’s best friend too. If it can earn something in the likes of $70 million, you can bet your last bill it would be any hot-blooded human’s best friend. When we read and wrote about the world’s second largest diamond, Lesedi la Rona, we knew it would fetch a fair price. But if the rock gets this rate, like Sotheby’s has estimated prior to its auction later in June, then it will be the world’s most expensive diamonds to be sold.

The 1,109-carat diamond was discovered at a mine owned by the Canadian company Lucara Diamond Corporation in Botswana. Last November. The rock is apparently the size of a tennis ball and that is why it took so long to release a price estimation, as no scanner could fit in such a big piece of shimmering rock. If you would like to have a look at it before some Chinese billionaire snaps it, you can catch it in London from June 18 to 28, before Sotheby’s auctions it off on June 29.

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