Petra Diamonds Ltd recently recovered a 121.26-carat diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, which is famed for having produced some of the world’s largest diamonds.

The stone is a Type II diamond of exceptional colour and clarity, and is an outstanding example of the large, high-quality diamonds for which the mine is known for, according to Petra.

The mine, discovered by Sir Thomas Cullinan in 1898, is one of the world’s most celebrated mines known for producing rare and famous diamonds – including the world’s largest rough gem ever found, the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond.

Petra’s latest discovery will be sold during the company’s last tender for financial year 2016, which is currently underway in Johannesburg. This, along with a number of other high-quality stones to be included in the tender, will deliver an improved product mix at the mine in the last quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company said.

A 121.26-carat diamond recently recovered from the Cullinan mine

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