Gem Diamonds, a London-listed mining firm, has recovered the 20th-largest rough diamond ever found in the southern African nation of Lesotho, which could be one of the largest and highest quality round polished diamonds.
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The discovery was made on September 8 at the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. The mine is owned by London-listed mining company Gem Diamonds and the Lesotho Government.
Experts in Antwerp, Belgium who analyzed the 478-carat stone determined it to be of the highest color grading available for a white diamond, said a statement from Gem Diamonds Ltd., the company that found the stone.