101 carat and 71 carat diamonds unearthed!


Total recoveries over 100 carats
at Letšeng reaches to 14 during 2018

Gem Diamonds Limited announces the recovery of high quality 101 carat and 71 carat white Type IIa diamonds, both recovered within a twenty four hour period, from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. The recovery of the 101 carat diamond brings the total recoveries at Letšeng to a record fourteen diamonds of over 100 carats during 2018. 

Letšeng is renowned for its regular production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letšeng in 2006, it has produced over 60 +100 carat, large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

In addition, Letšeng has produced high quality pink and blue diamonds, with a rare blue diamond achieving a sales price of US$603 047 per carat in 2013 and an exceptional pink diamond achieving $187 700 per carat in 2016.


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