A 12.47 ct blue diamond and an 83.8 ct white diamond have been recovered from the Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, London-listed Gem Diamonds said on Monday.
The rare blue diamond and the “exceptional quality” white diamond
originated from the Main pipe and the Satellite pipe respectively.
"Letšeng continues to recover large, white, largely undamaged diamonds
on a relatively consistent basis, as well as the occasional rare blue or
pink diamond,” Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick commented.
The Letšeng mine was expected to continue delivering more exceptional
diamonds as the group focused mining on the higher value and higher
grade Satellite pipe for the remainder of the year.
The two diamonds were expected to “fetch good prices” at Letšeng's tenders, which are held in Antwerp, Belgium.