Australia’s largest pink diamond returns home


Remember our news about the discovery of Australia’s largest pink diamond? Now, the mining company who owns it will be donating it to a museum in its home country of Australia.

During the polishing process, experts were disappointed to discover a major inclusion that might make further cutting a threat to the stone’s structure. The process downsized the diamond from nearly 13 carats to 8 – still a whopping size for a stone of such exquisite rarity.

Originally, the “Argyle Pink Jubilee” was intended to have been one of only a handful of extra-large pink diamonds ever auctioned at Christie’s. Australia’s Argyle mine is the world’s top producer of pink diamonds.

Pink Diamond
Image: Mining Australia

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