39-carat blue diamond found in South Africa

April 1, 2021

A high-quality blue diamond weighing 39.34 carats has been recovered from Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa. Photo courtesy Petra Diamond[1]
A 39.34-carat blue diamond has been recovered from Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa.
Photo courtesy Petra Diamond

A high-quality blue diamond weighing 39.34 carats has been recovered from Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa.

The Type IIb diamond is of exceptional quality, the company says, both in colour and clarity.

Petra anticipates the diamond will be sold via special tender.

Cullinan has produced many notable finds in recent years, including:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SA_Petra.jpg
  2. which sold for just under US$15 million: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/425-carat-legacy-diamond-sells-for-15-million/
  3. which sold for US$14.9 million: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/20-carat-blue-diamond-sells-for-14-9m/
  4. sold for US$12.18 million last month: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/299-carat-diamond-sells-for-12m/

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