The largest diamond ever found in North America has been unearthed in Canada, local reports have said.
The Canadian mining company, Dominion Diamond Mines, announced the discovery of the 552-carat gem in a statement on Thursday.
The discovery beats a previous record set in 2015 at the same mine, of which Dominion owns 40 percent.
An initial screening at the mine’s recovery plant yielded the 552-carat gem.
Despite abrasions, the diamond measured about 1.5 inches in diameter and more than 2 inches in height.
The ultimate value of the diamond is still under evaluation.