Thursday, August 7, 2014

198 carat rough diamond surfaces in Lesotho

London-Gem Diamonds Ltd made it's largest gem quality rough diamond find to date this year when it pulled a 198 carat piece of rough from the Letseng mine in the Kindom of Lesotho in July.  The latest in a line of 100+ carat stones found this year. 

 Roughly the size of a large strawberry the stone is a Type IIa diamond  and is described by Gem Diamonds as an "expectional white, high-quality diamond that displays no florescence."  

The stone is estimated to sell for $12 million to $15 million.

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This article was based off an article written by Michelle Graff from National Jeweler - Jewelry Industry News.

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