Two Massive Diamonds Unearthed In Lesotho Mine
Two diamonds, surpassing 100 carats each have been mined by Gem Diamonds Ltd at its Lesotho mine in Southern Africa. Have a look at the photo!
“Gem unearthed a 104.73 carat D color Type IIa diamond and a 151.52 carat Type I yellow diamond at its Letseng mine, the company said in a statement Monday. Type IIa diamonds contain very little or no nitrogen atoms and are the most expensive stones.”
With this find, Lesotho was brought a step closer to ending a drought of large stones.
While the latest finds will offer some reassurance to investors, they’re not even close to the biggest found at Letseng. In 2015, Gem sold a 357-carat stone for $19.3 million and in 2006 found the 603-carat Lesotho Promise. It is the largest reported find this century and the 15th largest diamond ever found.