Lucara recovers 62.7ct fancy pink diamond, one of the world’s largest on record

14th July 2021

Lucara Diamond has recovered a 62.7 carat fancy pink diamond from its fully owned Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana. The diamond measuring 26x17x16mm is described as a high-quality, fancy pink, Type IIa gem. Named the “Boitumelo” (meaning “Joy” in Setswana), the diamond represents the largest fancy pink gem to be recovered in Botswana and one of the world’s largest rough pink diamonds on record. In addition to that, a 22.21 carat fancy pink gem of similar quality was also recovered during the same production period along with two additional pink gems of similar colour and purity weighing 11.17, and 5.05 carats.

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