19 Oct 2021
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
News
Home
Massive uncut diamond unveiled in New York
In a bid to drum up investor appetite for rough, natural diamonds, mining company Lucara Diamond Corp (LUC.TO) and manufacturer HB Antwerp on Monday unveiled a 1,175-carat diamond in New York City
By: Diamond World News Service
|
Sep 25 2021 11:40AM
|
Reference: 25888  

DecreaseIncrease

The companies are billing the stone as the largest rough diamond to be shown in the United States, and the third-largest to be discovered. Reuters could not independently verify these claims.

HB Antwerp told Reuters it has yet to decide whether the uncut diamond will be cut into polished stones.

The massive diamond was unveiled at the Whitby Hotel in upper midtown Manhattan, kicking off a week of viewings.

The uncut stone was one of three diamonds of over a thousand carats extracted from the Karowe Mine in Botswana in recent years. In 2020, the two companies teamed up with Louis Vuitton to show the Sewelo diamond, also from the Karowe Mine, with each of the three parties taking ownership.

“We’ve been in the business for many years, for quite some time, and these types of things do get us excited because of the sheer size,” Oded Mansori, chief executive officer of HB Antwerp, told Reuters. He held up a hand, curling his fingers as if holding an egg, to demonstrate its size.

The partners aim to throw the spotlight on the natural state of the stone, at a time when lab-grown diamonds are casting themselves as viable commercial alternatives to real diamonds.

The mining company started using x-ray technology in 2015 to help locate and identify diamonds. "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,” said Lucara's chief executive, Eira Thomas.

Courtesy: Reuters

 

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
 
*  Name:
 
*  Mobile:
 
*  Email:
 
 
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
 
Search News by City
Advertisement
Kosher 23460
Advertisement
Kosher 23460
Recent Issue
2021
AVAILABLE NOW...!
Advertisement
Kosher 23460
News in Pictures
Videos
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 29998
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 6384
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 26284
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 36056
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 50027
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 63275
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 20280
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 47957
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 47080
Member of:
Supporter of: