Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to learn why diamonds are indeed a girls best friend.
An extremely rare blue diamond which could command of price of well over £10 million when sold, and also break the world record for clarity, has been found inside a mine in South Africa.
The diamond, which was discovered in the famous Cullinan mine, which is around 25 miles from Pretoria, will be sold at auction very soon, however, the owners of the mine, which are Petra Diamonds, have no clue how much it will be worth until an interested party emerges, they say it will all depend on what people will be prepared to pay for this beauty.
Even though the diamond still requires further forensic testing, the company which discovered it think they have found a rare gem indeed.
A blue diamond is one of the rarest ones in the world, and are only 0.1% of all diamonds discovered each year. Petra Diamonds to this day has only succeeded in finding four blue diamonds since they took over the Cullinan mine.
The price of a diamond is usually decided upon three factors, how flawless it is, its colour, and how rare it is.
While this latest one still calls for more investigation, it has already been declared quite big, and extremely exceptional.
The stone is a vivid blue having an extraordinary saturation, clarity and tone. With the potential to offer a polished stone of high value and great importance. This blue diamond could well break records.
When someone eventually purchases this diamond, they will cut and polish it, meaning it loses one third and half of its total mass, all depending upon the actual quality.
Found in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains, the Cullinan mine is 37 miles north-east of Pretoria.
This particular mine has a long history of discovering blue diamonds, however, its usual yield are small white diamonds.