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Second-Largest Diamond Ever Unearthed In Botswana

This week, miners in Botswana discovered the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever found. Now GIMME.

The stone is the biggest diamond to be discovered in more than a century. Clocking in at 1,111 carats, it's a size that makes Kim Kardashian's 15-carat ring look like a dinky toy you win out of a vending machine.

See photos of the new discovery:

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The diamond was immediately pinned to a bajillion wedding inspiration Pinterest boards.

Also see a stunning pink diamond:

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Pink Diamond, Sothebys Auction, Princess Mathilde
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A picture taken on April 30, 2015 shows a 8.72 carats Fancy Vivid Pink diamond during a preview at auction house Sothebys in Geneva. The stone, which is mounted on a ring and sparkles with 'clarity and mesmerising colour', is believed to have been part of the collection of Princess Mathilde, niece of French Emperor Napoleon I, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).(Photo credit: Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 30, 2015 shows a 8.72 carats Fancy Vivid Pink diamond during a preview at auction house Sothebys in Geneva. The stone, which is mounted on a ring and sparkles with 'clarity and mesmerising colour', is believed to have been part of the collection of Princess Mathilde, niece of French Emperor Napoleon I, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). (Photo credit:  Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 30, 2015 shows a 8.72 carats Fancy Vivid Pink diamond during a preview at auction house Sothebys in Geneva. The stone, which is mounted on a ring and sparkles with 'clarity and mesmerising colour', is believed to have been part of the collection of Princess Mathilde, niece of French Emperor Napoleon I, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). (Photo credit: Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 30, 2015 shows a 8.72 carats Fancy Vivid Pink diamond during a preview at auction house Sothebys in Geneva. The stone, which is mounted on a ring and sparkles with 'clarity and mesmerising colour', is believed to have been part of the collection of Princess Mathilde, niece of French Emperor Napoleon I, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). (Photo credit:  Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)
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