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Lucara Unveils 1,175-carat Diamond in New York City

The stone “is the largest rough diamond to be shown in the US”
lucara 1175 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara

Lucara, which operates the Karowe Mine in Botswana, has partnered with manufacturer HB Antwerp to unveil 1,175-carat diamond in New York City recently “in a bid to drum up investor appetite for rough, natural diamonds,” Diamond World reports.


lucara 1758 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara


Unveiled at the Whitby Hotel in upper midtown Manhattan, the stone “is the largest rough diamond to be shown in the US, and the third-largest to be discovered,” according to the companies.


Lucara 123 carat diamond
Credit: Lucara


The 1,175-carat rough is one of three diamonds of over 1,000 carats extracted from the Karowe Mine. Lucara’s CEO Eira Thomas commented: “We do expect that we will recover more exceptional diamonds in excess of a thousand carats in size – but on a global basis, this is still an extremely rare and unusual event.”

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