Lucara Diamonds has proven that its Karowe mine in Botswana continues to deliver high quality diamonds. Its first exceptional stone tender of 2015, including 14 diamonds totaling 1 674 carats, were sold for USD$68.71 million ($41 028/carat).
- 12 diamonds sold for more than $1 million each, including five stones which sold for in excess of $4 million each.
- Lot 701, the 341.9 carat Type IIA diamond, sold for $20.55 million ($60 114/carat).
- Lot 702, the 269.7 carat diamond, sold for $16.54 million ($61 304/carat).
William Lamb, President and CEO, comments, “This is another amazing result, demonstrating not just the sustainable quality of the diamonds being produced but also the robustness of the exceptional stone market. The sales values achieved for the two large stones demonstrates the quality of diamonds which the south lobe is producing.”
“We will continue to work on optimising our sales strategy to obtain the best value for these diamonds and for our shareholders.”