Antwerp, 21 October 2012
The Argile mine in Australia is exhausted and will close shortly. The Argile mine is famous for his beautiful pink diamonds
Antwerp, 20 September 2010
Another exceptional rough diamond of 196 Carat is found in the Letseng Legacy mine on 24 August 2010
Antwerp, 29 September 2009
Again an exceptional rough diamond of 507-carat (exactly 507.55 Ct) is unearthed last week at the Cullinan mine in South Africa (where the famous Cullinan diamond was discovered in 1905)
This remarkable diamond will yield a record-breaking polished stone of the very best white colour and clarity.
Antwerp, April 3 2009
One of the rarest fancy vivid blue diamond, cut from the 26.58 carat rough stone was discovered in 2008 at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa. This is one of the rarest blue diamonds ever found on earth. It is an internally flawless, cushion-shaped diamond weighing 7.03 carats.Expected to be sold at $5.8 to 8.5 million on Sotheby’s auction in May 2009 at Geneva View picture of this blue diamond This rare blue diamond discovered at the same Cullinan mine, last April 2009, was sold at auction in Hong Kong for a world record of more than US $ 10’000’000,00
Antwerp, March 21 2009
A small South Africa mining firm says it has unearthed world's largest diamond, with a size which is purported to be 7000 carats.
There is no information about the reported diamond find but I have my doubts that it is real -
Read also at http://www.diamondsnews.com
Antwerp, September 21 2008
Again a very large diamond of 478 carats has been found on 21 September 2008 at the Letseng mine in Lesotho... This rare stone seems be be of exceptional white color (D) and Loupe Clean. His value value is estimated at several millions of dollars.
Probably this exceptional diamond will be cut by the most famous cutters in Antwerp, World Diamond Center.
To cut and polish this stone it can take about 2 years!
Antwerp 14nth November 2007
The Letseng Legacy, digged out of the Lesotho mine in South Africa,
is sold today in Antwerp for 7.5 million Euro / US$ 10.4 million.
It will be cut by Antwerp skilled cutters.
Antwerp 9nth March 2007
Record yellow diamond found in Western Australia
Kimberley Diamond found an 18.5-carat yellow diamond at its
Ellendale Pipe 4 in Western Australia, the biggest ever found at the mine.
[AFNS] 09-03-2007 – Kimberley Diamond found an 18.5-carat yellow diamond
at its Ellendale Pipe 4 in Western Australia, the biggest ever found at the mine.
The average size of rough stones found at the Ellendale 4 Pipe has risen from 0.14 to 0.16 carats up to 0.21 carats as of February.
The previous record setter at Ellendale was a 14 carat diamond that sold for more than $400,000. One large stone found at Ellendale 4 in January weighed 12.4 carats, and there were nine other stones weighing more than 6 carats each found the same month.
Antwerp 26nth January 2007
Lesotho has announced the recovery of another big diamond of 216 carat white D color diamond at Leteng
Antwerp, 9nth October 2006
The biggest diamond of the 21nth century is found today in a Lesotho mine in South Africa
The weight of this stone is a 603 Carats uncut (rough) diamond named Promise of Lesotho.
This diamond is of an exceptional white color but the clarity is not as good as the famous Cullinan, a diamond of 3,106.75 carats.
The Promise of Lesotho was sold in Antwerp, the International and World Diamond Center, on Monday 9nth October 2006 to a South African Investment company to the price of US $ 12,360,000.00
The Promise of Lesotho will be cut and polished in Antwerp. The cutter could be Johnny Kneller...