06 May 2016

1109 carats for $70 million

And the records continue… On June 29th in London, Sotheby’s will sell the Lesedi la Rona, the second largest crude diamond ever discovered. Extracted from a mine in Botswana last November, it is the size of a tennis ball. Its exceptional purity is found in only 2% of all diamonds.

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