Did you know? The diamond Lady Gaga wore at the Oscars was mined in SA

Did you know? The diamond Lady Gaga wore at the Oscars was mined in SA

Lady Gaga dazzled the world when she walked down the red carpet for the 2019 Oscars, and part of the reason was her choice of jewellery. The diamond the superstar wore, the Tiffany Diamond, has some proudly South African roots.

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Lady Gaga was a hit at the Oscars and stepped onto the red carpet with a black dress and gorgeous diamond called the Tiffany diamond.

This glittering gem was discovered in South Africa in 1877 in Kimberley.

A report by the Hollywood Reporter claims the diamond is one of the biggest yellow cut diamonds on earth as well as one of the most important diamond discoveries of the 19th century.

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When the Tiffany Diamond was excavated, it was a gem of 287.42 carats - it was huge.

Charles Lewis Tiffany bought the diamond in 1878, and it was cut into a cushion-shaped diamond with 82 facets.

Briefly.co.za gathered that since then the Tiffany Diamond has been travelling the world and could be seen at different museum exhibitions and jewellery fairs.

The diamond's worth is estimated at $30 million (more than R4 billion), according to a report by The South African.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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