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Largest pink diamond in 300 years “Lulo Rose” found in Angola

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A rare pure pink diamond, believed to be the largest found in 300 years, has been unearthed in Angola, a country in Central Africa. The Lulo Rose is a type 2a diamond, meaning it has few or no impurities. It is the fifth largest diamond recovered from the Lulo mine – a joint venture between Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company and the Angolan government.

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Dimensions of Lulo Rose:

  • It is a 170-carat pink diamond & has been named ‘The Lulo Rose’.
  • It weighs 34 grams.
  • Similar diamonds have been bought for tens of millions of dollars in the past, with one – known as Pink Star – selling at a Hong Kong auction for $71.2m (£59m) in 2017.

About the Pink diamonds:

Pink diamonds are extremely rare – but the same physical attributes that make the stones scarce also make them very tough, and not easy to work into shapes. The largest known pink diamond is the Daria-i-Noor, discovered in India, which experts believe was cut from an even larger stone.

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