Gem Diamonds has sold the 910-carat diamond, known as The Lesotho Legend, which was found in their Letšeng mine back in January for $40 million in Antwerp on Monday (14 March).

The diamond is listed as a Type IIa, D color stone and is said to be the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered.

Clifford Elphick, Gem Diamonds’ Chief Executive Officer, commented about the sale: “We are delighted with the outcome of the sale of this iconic diamond, which demonstrates the exceptional quality of The Lesotho Legend itself, as well as reaffirming the unique quality of the Letšeng diamond production.“

A video on The Lesotho Legend can now be watched on the Company’s website -

A shot of the 910-carat diamond provided by Gem Diamonds
A shot of the 910-carat diamond provided by Gem Diamonds

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