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910-carat Diamond “The Lesotho Legend” Sold for $40 million in Belgium

910-carat Diamond “The Lesotho Legend” Sold for $40 million in Belgium

A 910-carat diamond known as “The Lesotho Legend” had been sold for $40 million in a tender on 12th March 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The 910 carat diamond, classified as a D color, Type IIa diamond, with the highest color and quality ratings, was sold by Gem Diamonds to an undisclosed buyer.

” 910-carat Diamond “The Lesotho Legend” Sold for $40 million in Belgium “

“The Lesotho Legend” diamond, named after the country it was founded, was uncovered from the mountain area Letšeng strip mine in Lesotho, South Africa.  It is the fifth largest gem quality diamond ever recovered.

70% of the Letseng mine is owned by Gem Diamonds.  The Letseng mine location is known for its production of white diamonds.

Source: USA Today, CNBC, Official Press Release






About Gem Diamonds:

Gem Diamonds is a leading global diamond producer of high value diamonds. The Company owns 70% of the Letšeng mine in Lesotho and 100% of the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana. The Letšeng mine is famous for the production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.




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