The owner of the largest diamond I will try to saw it for sale
Moscow. July 17. INTERFAX.RU Canadian company Lucara Diamond can be cut the world’s largest diamond Lesedi la Rona weighing carat 1016 to facilitate its sale, said on Monday the Western media.
During the auction at Sotheby’s in June 2016 for a rough diamond the size of a tennis ball buyers offered only $61 million, while CEO William lamb did not expect to sell a gem for less than $70 million.
According to analysts, the diamond is too large for the current market situation and that the stone was appreciated, “perhaps we should wait a couple of years.”
A diamond the size of a tennis ball was found in November 2015 at the Karowe mine in Botswana, owned by the canadian Lucara Diamond Corp. Stone name Lesedi la Rona is translated from the language of the Tswana as “Our light”.
Lesedi la Rona is now the biggest diamond in the world. It is second only mined in 1905 in South Africa, the Cullinan diamond (“Cullinan”), which initially had a weight of over 3106 carats, but was split into many pieces.