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910-carat Diamond. Lesotho

910-carat Diamond worth about $40million found in Lesotho

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A 910-carat diamond of exceptional quality and thought to be one of the largest ever to be found in regards to gem quality has been discovered in Lesotho.

Miner Gem Diamonds who unearthed the stone at the Letseng mine in the landlocked southern African country said it could be worth as much as $40 million.

“Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letseng in 2006, the mine has produced some of the world’s most remarkable diamonds, including the 603 carat Lesotho Promise,” Gem Diamonds chief executive Clifford Elphick said in a statement.

“However, this exceptional top quality diamond is the largest to be mined to date… This is a landmark discovery”, Clifford added.

The D color, 603-carat rough diamond known as the Lesotho Promise was sold to South African Sightholder Safdico for $12.36 million, $20,497.51 per carat.

 

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