Mining firm Petra Diamonds has announced the recovery of a 121.26-carat white diamond from its Cullinan mine in South Africa.
The stone is a type II diamond of ‘exceptional colour and clarity’ and is an example of the large and high-quality diamonds the mine is known.
The largest rough diamond ever found was recovered at the Cullinan mine in 1905 – the 3,106-carat diamond was cut into the two most important diamonds which form part of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
The diamond will be sold in the last tender of Petra’s 2016 financial year, which is currently underway in Johannesburg.
The company said the stone, along with a number of high quality stones that will be included in the tender, will deliver an ‘improved product mix’ at the mine in the last quarter of the year.