The day the biggest diamond was found – level 1
Africa is a place where people can find big diamonds. Something very special happens on January 25, 1905. It happens at a mine in South Africa.
It is a normal day at the mine. People work 6 meters underground. One man sees something very shiny in the wall. It is the biggest diamond in the world. It is 0.6 kilograms heavy.
People send this diamond to England. They give the diamond to the king of Britain. It is a present.
People want to cut the diamond when it is London. It is a difficult job. Only a good gemcutter can do it.
The gemcutter studies the diamond for six months. Then he starts his work. After a lot of work, there are nine bigger diamonds and 100 smaller diamonds. They are all made from the original diamond. These diamonds are very expensive.
Difficult words: diamond (a beautiful clear stone), mine (a deep hole in the ground where people find things like gold, silver, or diamonds), shiny (full of light), gemcutter (a person who cuts diamonds or stones).
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