BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa, has recovered a 16.28 carat diamond of gem quality.
The latest diamond is 4.58 carats larger than our previous largest diamond.
The company is arranging to have this diamond valued and will provide further updates in due course.
Adam Waugh, BlueRock’s CEO commented, “This discovery follows hot on the heels of our recovery of an exceptional 8.97 carat diamond on Friday 1st February. The quality of these diamonds is a reminder of why we are so confident about the potential of the Kareevlei mine and the outlook for 2019.”
The 8.97 carat diamond marked the third stone independently valued in excess of $50,000 mined from Kareevlei; the two previous record value stones were a 7.76 carat stone recovered in 2017 and sold for $10,070 per carat and a 10.58 carat stone recovered in 2018 and sold for $7,047 per carat.
Source: Company Press Release