North America’s Biggest Diamond Was Just Found In Canada

Miners in Canada recently unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America. The 552-carat gem is enormous, looking more like a beautiful egg than a gemstone. Officially, it measures about 1.5 by 2 inches.

Here’s what it looks like:

Experts say it’s the seventh-biggest diamond found this century. But the enormous diamond got me thinking: “What’s the largest diamond ever discovered?”

The answer? The 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond. It was found in South Africa in 1905. Learn the fascinating story behind that diamond in the video below.

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