Gem Diamonds Ltd. announced that it has recovered a 553-carat, D, type II diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The diamond is undergoing analysis in Antwerp.
The company called the stone exceptional and historic in size, ranking it the 15th largest white diamond ever to be recovered. Gem Diamonds had not yet named the diamond. It is the fourth historic diamond recovered from the Letšeng mine in recent years, following the recovery of the 603-carat "Lesotho Promise," the 493-carat "Letšeng Legacy" and the 478 carat "Light of Letšeng."