Friday, May 27, 2005

De Beers Millenium Star Diamond

The priceless De Beers Millennium Star diamond will go on display at the National History Museum. Tight security will be in force for the world's biggest ever diamond exhibition, being held at the London museum from July 8 to February 26.

Dr Michael Dixon, the Museum's Director said: ‘We feel privileged to be able to include this incredibly rare and iconic stone in our exhibition. Visitors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful and rare diamonds and the De Beers Millennium Star is a true highlight.’

The star diamond was first displayed at London’s Millennium Dome in October 1999 as the centerpiece of the De Beers Millennium diamond collection. There was an attempt of robbery on November 7, 2000. It has not been on public display in the UK since.

The De Beers Millennium Star is at 203.04-carat and weighs 40.608 g, it is the world’s largest top colour D, internally and externally flawless, pear-shaped diamond. The diamond was discovered in the Mbuji-Mayi district of Zaire in 1990 and later purchased by De Beers.

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