A Perfect Diamond – level 1

14-10-2020 15:00

Miners in Canada find a big diamond in the ground. It weighs 271 carats. Diamond cutters cut a special diamond from it. The diamond is oval. It weighs 102 carats.

It is very special. It is very clear. It has a perfect color. It is a white diamond. White diamonds are not very usual.

Sotheby’s is an auction house. People buy and sell expensive things there. These things are usually paintings and jewelry. Sotheby’s in Hong Kong sells the diamond. Many people want to buy it.

A man from Japan buys it for $15.7 million. He names the diamond after his daughter.

Difficult words: miner (a person who gets coal, gold, or stones from the ground), oval (a shape like an egg), carat (the measurement that tells how heavy gold or diamonds are), jewelry (personal things made from metals or stones like rings and earrings).

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