A 550 carat diamond is christened as the Letšeng Star

The 14th largest diamond globally, the Letšeng Star that the Gem Diamonds first unveiled, has now been officially handed over to the Government of Lesotho. Found at the world’s highest diamond mine, Letšeng mine at Lesotho, Africa, the diamond is worth 550 carats. The stone is currently at Antwerp, where it has already been boiled twice over in acid to make sure it free from traces or kimberlite so that its true carat weight can be ascertained.

The Letšeng Star is a categorized as Type IIA, D color, making it a high quality diamond between the size of a golf and a cricket ball.

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