Demand will pick up once the season starts

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Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

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Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

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Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

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16 september 2019

Firestone unearths 54 carat fancy yellow diamond at Liqhobong

10 july 2019

Firestone Diamonds has recovered a 54 carat intense fancy yellow, sawable diamond from its 75%-owned Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho.  

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                         Image credit: Firestone


It said in a statement that the diamond will go on sale at the next tender which is scheduled to take place in September 2019. 
"The Liqhobong mine has become known for its fancy yellow stones but this one is the largest we've recovered so far and is therefore quite special,” said company chief executive Paul Bosma.
“Although certain segments of the diamond market are currently struggling, the demand for unique natural stones remains positive."
Firestone commenced commercial production at Liqhobong in July 2017.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished