The world’s second largest 813-carat diamond was unearthed from the same mine in Botswana as the “Lesedi La Rona” or ”the Constellation” diamond, has been sold at a mind-boggling price of $63 million dollars, the Highest Price Ever Achieved for the Sale of a Rough Diamond.
Lucara has partnered with Dubai based rough diamond company Nemesis International DMCC, and retains a 10% interest in the net profit received from the sale of the resultant polished diamonds. This is the highest price achieved for the sale of a rough diamond.
William Lamb, President and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased with the result from the sale of this magnificent 813 carat diamond as well as the opportunity to further participate in profits earned when the polished product is sold. The sale of the 813 carat diamond is the highest price ever achieved for a rough diamond, breaking all records. This achievement solidifies our reputation in the jewelry industry as one of the most important sources of diamonds of the very highest quality. We look forward to the next stage of Lucara’s development with the sale of the spectacular 1,109 carat, Lesedi La Rona diamond which will take place at Sotheby’s London on June 29, 2016.”