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The Lesedi La Rona, a diamond the size of a TENNIS BALL, just sold for $53 million!

The stone is the largest gem-quality rough diamond to have been found this century, with the largest ever found being the 3,107-carat Cullinan Diamond, which was discovered in 1905 in South Africa. Lesedi La Rona means “our light” in the local Botswana language.

Now it is buyer Laurence Graff’s job to turn the natural marvel into several sparkling stones.

"Our highly skilled team of master craftsmen will draw on many years of experience of crafting the most important diamonds, working night and day to ensure that we do justice to this remarkable gift from Mother Nature. The stone will tell us its story, it will dictate how it wants to be cut, and we will take the utmost care to respect its exceptional properties."

The Lesedi La Rona, a diamond the size of a TENNIS BALL, just sold for $53 million! The stone is the largest gem-quality rough diamond to have been found this century, with the largest ever found being the 3,107-carat Cullinan Diamond, which was discovered in 1905 in South Africa. Lesedi La Rona means “our light” in the local Botswana language. Now it is buyer Laurence Graff’s job to turn the natural marvel into several sparkling stones. "Our highly skilled team of master craftsmen will draw on many years of experience of crafting the most important diamonds, working night and day to ensure that we do justice to this remarkable gift from Mother Nature. The stone will tell us its story, it will dictate how it wants to be cut, and we will take the utmost care to respect its exceptional properties."

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