1,175-carat uncut diamond unveiled in New York City believed to be world's third largest

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A photo of the 1,175-carat diamond found in the Karowe mine in June.
A photo of the 1,175-carat diamond found in the Karowe mine in June.

A Canadian mining company found what's believed to be the world's third largest uncut diamond, coming in at a whopping 1,175-carats.

Lucara Diamond Corp., the mining company, and HB Antwerp, a Belgium based diamond manufacturer, showed the stone in New York City on Monday, as reported by Reuters.

The record breaking stone was recovered in June at the Karowe Mine in Botswana, according to a statement from HB Antwerp.

The Lucara Diamond Corp.-owned mine has been host to a number of other record breaking diamonds, including the Sewelo diamond, recovered in 2019. The 1,758-carat diamond is the second largest uncut diamond ever found and was bought by Louis Vuitton, Bloomberg reports.

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Lucara's most recent find is larger than the 1,109-carat Lesedi de Rona, which is believed to be the third largest diamond in the world.

The stone will be transformed by HB Antwerp into a collection of polished diamonds, said Lucara president and CEO Eira Thomas in a statement.

The exact quality and color rating of the diamond has yet to be determined and the stone has yet to be named, Lucara said in an email. There's no say yet on its value.

The world's largest diamond was a 3,106-carat stone found in 1905, according to the New York Times. The Cullinan Diamond was split into smaller gems, some of which sit on the British Crown Jewels.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: World's third largest diamond unveiled in NYC weighs 1,175 carats

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