It’s been a good year for Petra Diamonds lately. The London-listed company recently announced its recovery of a massive white diamond in South Africa’s historic Cullinan mine.
The white diamond which is classified as type IIa is 138.57-carat. It’s observed to have D color which means that it has high clarity. According to the company, the stone would be for sale in Johannesburg soon. The company operates one more mine in Tanzania while another four mines are found in South Africa.
Petra Diamonds recently sold a 121.26 carat white diamond for $6 million. The diamond was recovered from the same mine. The Cullinan mine is famous for having recovered several diamonds, including the largest rough gem diamond, the Cullinan. It’s a 3,106 carat stone and can be found in the Crown Jewels of the Queen of England.
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