Gem Diamonds Unearths 161-Carat Type IIa White Stone

Mining and Exploration
22/03/2019 12:57

Gem Diamonds unearthed a 161-carat top-quality Type II white diamond at the Letseng mine in Lesotho on 21 March 2019. It is the first recovery announced of a diamond weighing more than 100 carats in 2019, but not their first major find of the year. Last month, Gem recovered a high-quality 13.33-carat Type I pink diamond, which sold   for $8,750,360 in Antwerp. The price achieved for that sale set a new high on a dollar per carat basis for a Letšeng diamond, at $656,933. Last year, Gem Diamonds had a record number of +100-carat diamond recoveries in a single calendar year - 15.