Lucara recovers 470 Ct diamond, the 6th >100 Ct stone in recent weeks

8th June 2021

Lucara Diamond has recovered a 470 carat top light brown clivage diamond from its Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana. The diamond measured 49x42x26mm. The 470 carat recovery is the largest in a recent run of top quality gem and clivage quality diamond recoveries during a recent production run, including an additional 5 diamonds greater than 100 carats (265ct, 183ct, 161ct, 116ct, 106ct) and 13 diamonds between 50 and 100 carats in weight.

In addition the stone is the third +300 ct diamond recovered to date in 2021. So far this year, Karowe has produced 10 diamonds greater than 100 carats including 6 diamonds greater than 200 carats, including the 341 carat and 378 carat top white diamonds recovered in January 2021.

In the TV clip below, Lucara’s CEO Eira Thomas explains the business, including the deal with Louis Vuitton and tells us more about Clara, Lucara’s wholly owned digital sales platform