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The largest diamond ever found was called the Cullinan diamond, and weighed in at an incredible 3106 carats, or 1.33 pounds.

Discovered in 1905 in South Africa, the mine’s owner and the South African leaders provided the diamond to King Edward.

The media called it the “Cullinan Diamond”, a reference to Sir Thomas Cullinan, opened the mine in 1902.

It was 3 times the size of the Excelsior Diamond discovered in 1893 at Jagersfontein Mine and weighing 972 carats (194.4 g).

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