Huge and “virtually flawless” diamond recovered in Angola

The recently recovered 404.2-carat diamond
The recently recovered 404.2-carat diamond

We’ve seen a lot of amazing diamonds come and go. We’ve even toured the largest diamond factory in the U.S. But this 404.2-carat diamond is virtually flawless, literally.

The humongous rock measures almost three inches long was found in Angola and it’s the 27th biggest ever discovered, to information published by the Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company reported by CNBC. It’s almost double the size of the 217.4-carat “Angolan Star” discovered in 2007.

The largest diamond ever found was the 3,100-carat Cullinan Diamond found in South Africa in 1905.

This 404.2-carat diamond is categorized as a rare Type IIa, a ranking that makes up less than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds. That means it is almost entire flawless.

Unfortunately, we do not yet have a value for the stone, which is really what we all wanted to know.