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Kicker: One massive rock


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A 170 carat pink diamond was discovered in an Angola diamond mine

This photo supplied by Lucapa Diamond Company on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, shows the 170 carat pink diamond, right, recovered from Lulo, Angola Lucapa Diamond Company via Associated Press

MARY REICHARD, HOST: The biggest gemstone found in 300 years was just unearthed in Angola.

Picture this: 170 carats!

But more than size, its color makes it unique. A pink diamond. That’s one in 10,000.

The company that mined the gem dubbed it the “Lulo Rose.”

Five years ago, a 60-carat pink diamond sold for $71 million dollars.

Gemologists say there’s just no telling yet how much a pink diamond nearly three times that size will fetch when it hits the auction block.

One thing we do know? It’s going to sparkle.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

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