By  , Monday, October 09, 2006

 The 603 carat "Lesotho Promise," a rough diamond uncovered at the Letseng Mine in the small country of Lesotho sold for $12.36 million to Graff Jewels at auction in Antwerp today.  According to the BBC, bidding for the diamond began October 4 and continued until the last moment. 

Lesotho Promise is the 15th largest rough diamond discovered to date.  Greff Jewels is based in London, with a dozen locations worldwide.

 Lesotho Promise Diamond

Reuters Photo


 

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