Talk about a huge find!
A pastor working in the mining sector in Sierra Leone's Kono region unearthed a rare giant diamond, at 706 carats, according to The Guardian.
Emmanuel Momoh found the giant jewel and it's being reported the diamond will be sold in Sierra Leone with a “transparent” bidding process to the benefit of the community and country, the government said.
The diamond found in March is expected to rank among the largest. As the Guardian writes, "A 1,111-carat diamond was discovered at a mine in Botswana in 2015, the biggest find for more than a century."
In related news, Muzeum reported on a 17.07-carat pink diamond that sold for a price of $18.3 million at a Geneva jewelry auction.
To offer some perspective, most engagement rings feature diamonds at 1 or 2 carats.
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