A gemstone found in a “biggest scientifically discovered” scientific discovery was discovered in a London house.
The gemstone was discovered by British gem expert David Stocks in 2011 after he visited the property of a friend of his in New York.
The team of scientists and scientists from the University of Bristol, the University College London, the Royal Institution and the University Museum of Natural History also took part in the find.
The new discovery, which is thought to be of a rare pink diamond, is being kept in the National Gem Museum of the UK.
Professor Stocks said the discovery was a “very significant” find because it “significantly expands the field of research in diamond”.
“This diamond is a very rare one and we are looking to confirm the age and make a new determination as to its age, but we have a lot of information to go on,” he said.
“It is probably the biggest discovery we have made in the last 30 years.”
The discovery has led to the creation of a £300,000 fund to support research into diamond dating and its origins, which the university hopes will help determine how it was formed.