When it comes to diamonds, bigger isn't always better - except when those diamonds come from Lesotho.
Letšeng Diamond Mine, owned by Gem Diamonds, has recently uncovered the world's 5th largest diamond ever. Weighing in at 910cts, this is the largest diamond ever found in Lesotho. Diamonds from Lesotho are well known for being some of the purest diamonds in the world, and these Type IIa diamonds contain no nitrogen.
This latest find is no exception and the D-colour of the stone means it is virtually colourless with no yellow hue to it - certainly giving credence to "bigger is better" in this instance!
We have yet to see what price it will reach at auction, but with the sale of the 803ct "Constellation" diamond for $63million in 2017, you can be sure that Gem Diamonds have high hopes for a +$65million bid.
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