Just like Marilyn Monroe once said, diamonds are, undoubtedly, a girl’s best friend.
And who can blame us? They’re sparkly and breathtaking, no matter how big or how small, like this woman’s gorgeous engagement ring.
But then there are diamonds so enormous that you can’t help but be in awe of them.
Enter the “Lesedi la Rona,” the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in more than 100 years.
It’s a whopping 1,109 carats, and it’s expected to sell at an auction in London for $70 million.
“It really just soared off the scale of rare into something just, one off. It’s just unique,” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry division.
And if you’re wondering just what a 1,109-carat diamond looks like in your hand, it’s about the size of a tennis ball! This sparkler is clearly more than just your average wedding ring.
This gorgeous rock definitely took its time to form, too. It’s believed to be between 2.5 billion to more than 3 billion years old.
Bennett suggests getting a good look at it in all its glory, because in two or three years’ time, “it may very well be cut up into all these wonderful famous stones.”
Watch the video below to see just how incredible this gem is, and SHARE if you’re in the market for a new piece of jewelry!