Think about diamond mining, what comes to your mind? South Africa!
Diamonds were discovered in South Africa were discovered in 1866 in Kimberly. The famous 21.25 carat Eureka Diamond was found on the banks of Orange River. That discovery made people come rushing down to South Africa. This discovery led to the formation of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited. The license was granted to the firm, and it became the premier supplier of diamonds for decades and gave rise to the modern diamond industry.
Earlier it was only in the alluvial deposits, but later it started to stack up at great distances from the main river. 95% of world diamond production comes from Kimberly and is has got the fame name of “Blue Ground”. There are experts who are needed and are employed in fields as sorting, polishing, and cutting. Over the course of century most significant diamonds have been produced in the history including the Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem ever qualified!
South African Diamond market has seen many ups and downs but it still thrives and takes the crown jewel for being the largest producer of diamonds (of all sorts) for every diamond manufacturer across the world.
Visit the country and see for yourself how bright it shines; the glittering soil with boulders of lustrous diamonds.