Who found the biggest diamond in the world?
Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found. Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth’s surface when he spotted a flash of starlight embedded in the wall just above him. His discovery was presented that same afternoon to Sir Thomas Cullinan, who owned the mine.
How much would the Cullinan diamond be worth today?
The Cullinan Diamond – Worth $400 Million
At 621.35 grams, the rough-cut Cullinan is the largest gem quality diamond ever discovered in the world. It’s was so large that even after being cut into the famous 530 carat Star of Africa diamond, there was enough left over for several more valuable stones.
How much is the biggest diamond ever found worth?
Most Expensive Diamonds Comparison (data for 2021):
|The Cullinan Diamond||3,106.75 carats||$400 millions|
|The Hope Diamond||45.55 carats||$350 million|
|De Beers Centenary Diamond||273.8 carats||$100 million|
|The Steinmetz Pink Diamond||59.6 carats||$71.2 millions|
Why is Africa rich in diamonds?
Diamonds in Africa were formed somewhere between 600 million and 3 billion years ago when titanic-force pressure and heat caused carbon 1,200 miles (1,931 km) below the Earth’s surface to crystallize. As recently as a million years ago, erupting molten rock brought the diamonds closer to the Earth’s surface.