Big Diamonds are still being found
The never ending quest for Diamonds is still strong, whilst under the overbearing COVID-19 Pandemic the World Faces. We all want our lives to return to normal, but we are learning new ways to deal with the new lives we now face.
One of the best know large Diamond area’s in Lesetho, South Africa, “Gem Diamonds Limited”(LSE: GEMD) was pleased to announce the recovery of a high quality rough 442 carat Type II diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Clifford Elphick, CEO of Gem Diamonds, commented:
“The recovery of this remarkable 442 carat diamond, one of the world’s largest gem quality diamonds to be recovered this year, is further confirmation of the calibre of the Letšeng mine and its ability to consistently produce large, high quality diamonds. It is also a fitting testament to the dedication of the employees in the Group to have recovered such an extraordinary diamond, whilst at the same time maintaining strict adherence to health and safety precautions during the global Covid pandemic.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this diamond will be used to fund a special community project, as agreed with our partners the Government of Lesotho.”
Photographs of the diamonds can be found on the Gem Diamonds website, www.gemdiamonds.com
For further information:
Susan Wallace, Company Secretarial department
Mark Antelme / Oliver Mills
Tel: +44 (0) 208 434 2643
About Gem Diamonds:
Gem Diamonds is a leading global diamond producer of high value diamonds. The Company owns 70% of the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The Letšeng mine is famous for the production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. www.gemdiamonds.com