LUCARA NAMES 1,758-CARAT DIAMOND “RARE FIND”
Lucara Diamond Corp. has chosen a name for the 1,758-carat diamond found in its Karowe mine in Botswana in April: “Sewelô”, meaning “rare find” in Setswana. The name was chosen from over 22,000 submissions in a contest open to all citizens of Botswana.
According to Lucara, the company has completed its analysis of the Sewelô Diamond “and is considering next steps toward selling the diamond”.
The 1,758-carat rough is one of the largest diamonds in recorded history, the largest diamond recovered in Botswana, and the largest diamond to be mined at Karowe to date. Lucara said that the unbroken 1,758 carat stone weighs close to 352 grams and measures 83mm x 62mm x 46mm. It has been characterized as “near gem of variable quality, including domains of high-quality white gem”. The diamond was recovered using Lucara’s XRT circuit technology, which since 2015 helped to find 12 diamonds in excess of 300 carats, including two diamonds greater than 1,000 carats.