A rough diamond the size of two golf balls and is the fifth largest diamond in history was sold recently for $40 million. The rough diamond is an amazing 910-carat and called the Lesotho Legend. In Antwerp, the diamond was sold in a tender according to Gem Diamonds. The rough diamond was found in the Letsing mine in the African country this year.
While this diamond price tag is the highest price Gem Diamonds received for any diamond they have sold, there were other companies that sold for much more dollars. Take for example Lucara diamond Corp. who sold a diamond for a record price $63 million for an 813 carat last year. While a 1,109 carat diamond found at the same time and second in history fetched $53 million.
The Letseng mine and its findings this year
The mine has been in the news several times this year as the company found already 6 rough diamonds larger than 100 carats. In addition, the Letseng mine is famous for the quality and size of diamonds it produces setting them among the highest average selling diamonds in the world. To give you an idea of the size and prices the Letseng mine produces here another diamond, a 357-carat sold for $19.3 million in 2015.