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Massive 552-carat diamond the size of EGG discovered – and it's the biggest ever in North America

The 552-carat yellow gemstone was found at the Diavik Diamond Mine, northeast of Yellowknife in Canada's north west and is worth a fortune.

“This incredible discovery showcases what is truly spectacular about Canadamark diamonds,” said Kyle Washington, Chairman of Dominion Diamond Mines.

“The colour and texture of the diamond are a unique example of the journey that natural diamonds take from their formation until we unearth them.

"Our Diavik Mine has produced some of the most beautiful diamonds in the world, and this one certainly tops the list.”

The previous record-holder was also mined at Diavik and was dubbed the 'Diavik Foxfire' when it was found in 2015.



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