442-carat diamond recovered in Lesotho

August 31, 2020

A 442-carat type II diamond has been recovered in Lesotho.[1]
A 442-carat type II diamond has been recovered in Lesotho.

Gem Diamonds has unearthed a 442-carat type II diamond from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

“The recovery of this remarkable 442-carat diamond, one of the world’s largest gem-quality diamonds to be recovered this year, is further confirmation of the calibre of the Letšeng mine and its ability to consistently produce large, high-quality diamonds,” says Gem Diamonds’ CEO, Clifford Elphick.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the diamond will be used to fund a community project as per an agreement with the Government of Lesotho, Elphick says.

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