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The second largest diamond in the world sold for $ 53 million

Diamond Lesedi la Rona, which failed to sell last year at auction Sotheby’s, was sold at private auction for $ 53 million, according to CNN.

In the past year, the company Lucara Diamond hoped to get a diamond carat value of 1110 (65 mm × 56 mm × 40 mm) of at least $ 70 million.

About the discovery that diamond company Lucara Diamond, operating in Botswana, announced in November 2015. This diamond found in the Karowe mine, located 500 kilometers North of the capital Gaborone, is the largest in the history of Botswana and the second largest in history.

More it was only found in South Africa in 1905, the Cullinan diamond, for the most part used to decorate the crown of the British Empire.

Recall, the most expensive diamond sold at auction, remains the «Pink star» (The Pink Star) is 59.6 carats. Diamond sold on April 4 this year at auction Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for 533 million Hong Kong dollars (about $712 million), setting a new world record price for a gemstone.

The second largest diamond in the world sold for $ 53 million
26.09.2017

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