Gem Diamonds Limited announced the recovery of a 100.5 carat, top white colour Type IIA Diamond from the Letseng mine in Lesotho, the 11th gemstone of over 100 cts recovered during this year. Letseng is described by the Company as the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Since Gem Diamonds acquired the mine in 2006, Letseng has produced over 60 +100 carat, predominantly high value, white diamonds. Amongst these diamonds recovered are the iconic 603 carat Lesotho Promise, the 550 carat Letseng Star and the 493 carat Letseng Legacy. In addition, Letšeng has produced high quality pink and blue diamonds.
Pic caption: The 100.5 carat diamond recovered from the Letseng mine in Lesotho.
News Source : gjepc.org