Gem Diamonds Limited, the LSE quoted company has recovered a rare 12.47 carat blue diamond and an 83.8 carat, exceptional quality, white diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho in September 2013. Both of these diamonds are expected to fetch good prices at Letšeng’s tenders held in Antwerp, Belgium.
Gem Diamonds CEO, Clifford Elphick said Letšeng continues to recover large, white, largely undamaged diamonds on a relatively consistent basis as well as the occasional rare blue or pink diamond.
“As mining focuses on the higher value and higher grade Satellite pipe during the latter part of this year, it is expected that Letšeng will continue to produce more of these exceptional diamonds,” Elphick said.
The blue diamond was recovered from the Main pipe, whereas the 83.8 carat white diamond was recovered from the Satellite pipe.