Lucara Diamond Corp’s Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana has just unearthed a magnificent 62.7 carat fancy pink diamond. The diamond has been named Boitumelo, meaning ‘joy’ in the local Setswana language. The diamond measures an incredible 26 x 17 x 16mm. This is one of the largest pink diamonds ever found in the world.
The diamond is a high quality Type IIa, fancy pink.
Lucara has also recovered a further three pink diamonds in the same period, they are similar in colour and purity to the Boitumelo. A 22.21 carat stone, 11.17 and 5.05 carat stones. The highlight of these gems is that they have the same colour and purity to the Boitumelo, a sign that more large pink diamonds of the same quality should be found in that area.
The Karowe mine is one of the world's largest producers of high-value diamonds. It processes over 300,000 carats of diamonds annually. So far this year they have unearthed 5 diamonds larger than 300 carats and 12 diamonds larger than 100 carats.
Monroe Yorke Diamonds works with reputable diamond miners and dealers from around the world to source high quality beautiful diamonds for our valued customers. We cut and polish these diamonds into excellent cut diamonds that are magnificent and visibly brighter.
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