357-Carat Rough Diamond From Prolific Letseng Mine in Lesotho Nets $19.3M

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This exceptional 357-carat rough diamond, which could easily be mistaken for a chunk of glacial ice, netted $19.3 million at Gem Diamonds’ tender in Antwerp last week.

Unearthed in July at the famous Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the lucky find came on the heels of another sensational discovery — a 314-carat diamond in May.

The Letšeng mine, which sits at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the tiny kingdom near the southern tip of Africa, has a long history of producing top-quality diamonds in huge sizes.In fact, it’s the highest-dollar-per-carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.


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