London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 03 February 2010 – Petra Diamonds – one of the world’s largest independent diamond groups by resources – has announced that its 507-carat white diamond has been named ‘The Cullinan Heritage’.
A statement issued here revealed that this spectacular and historic gem had been named to reflect the date of its recovery on Heritage Day in South Africa on 24 September 2009, as well as its origins from the illustrious Cullinan mine, which has produced the majority of the world’s most famous and important diamonds.
It added that the Cullinan Heritage would be placed on tender in Johannesburg shortly, and that the company would announce the sales value achieved for this very rare diamond following completion of the tender towards the end of February.
The Cullinan Heritage, which is of exceptional colour and clarity, is one of the top 20 largest high quality rough diamonds ever discovered.
Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar commented: “The Cullinan Heritage is not only exquisitely beautiful, but also of true historical importance. Since we announced the recovery of the diamond in September 2009, we have experienced a high level of interest from the trade, and we look forward to announcing the results of the sale before the end of the month.”