How Big Is A Big Diamond?

Rough Market
24/06/2021 14:58

This infograph demonstrates how big a big diamond actually is. 

After the big find of Debswana last week, another big rock was discovered by Lucara at their Karowe mine in Botswana. Lucara announced the recovery of a 1,174.76 carat clivage diamond - which needs to be split before processing - of variable quality with significant domains of high-quality white gem material

The 1,174 carat diamond represents the third +1,000 carat diamond recovered from the South Lobe of the AK6 kimberlite since 2015 including the 1,758 carat Sewelô and 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona. 

Eira Thomas, CEO Lucare: "Lucara is delighted to be reporting another historic diamond recovery and its 3rd diamond over 1,000 carats, a world record for Karowe. Although complex, these diamond recoveries do contain large domains of top color white gem that will be transformed through our partnership with HB Antwerp into valuable collections of top color polished diamonds, very much in high demand in the market today. Besides the 1,174 carat stone, several other high-quality white gems were recovered up to 148 carats in size, and year to date Karowe has produced 17 diamonds greater than 100 carats, including 5 diamonds greater than 300 carats."

Source Infograph: News18