Stories of biggest diamonds being recovered and sold to the highest bidder have become the trend.
The latest company to make the announcement is Petra Diamonds, which says, in a statement released today, that it has recovered a 138.57 carat white diamond at the historic Cullinan mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
The diamond is classified as type IIa, D colour, meaning it has high clarity, and would be offered for sale in Johannesburg later this month, Petra Diamonds says.
This is the diamond miners’ second ‘discovery’ this year. Earlier this year it said it sold a 121.26 carat white diamond recovered from the same mine for $6m to a joint venture between Nemesis International and Golden Yellow Diamonds.