World 5th largest diamond sold for $40m

On Tuesday, one of the world’s largest diamonds has been sold for 40 million dollars.

According to the mining company Gem Diamonds Limited said that the gem was a 910 carat diamond. The gem which is bigger than a golf ball breaks record as the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found.  It was sold to an undisclosed bidder on tender in the Belgian city of Antwerp.


The “D” colour Type IIa specimen was found in January in the Letseng mine in the small southern Africa nation of Lesotho, said Gem Diamonds Limited. Lesotho is a small, impoverished country surrounded entirely by South Africa.


According to record, Cullinan diamond is arguably the world largest diamond weighing 3106 carats. It was found in South Africa by Sir Thomas Cullinan, in 1905.

The second largest diamond was also  discovered  in South Africa close known as the Excelsior diamond



The Golden Jubilee diamond is known as the world’s largest faceted diamond and weighs an estimated 545.67 carats


The Jonker diamond was named after, Johannes Jacobus Jonker, who found the gemstone at the Elandsfontein mine in South Africa in 1934. The beautiful diamond weighed 726 carats and was cut into 13 smaller pieces;


Gem Diamond’s latest discovery still without a name makes the 5th world largest diamond.  Graff Diamonds founder Laurence Graff is Gem Diamond’s biggest shareholder and has bought many of its large diamonds.










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