Work hard and you will find success

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Petra recovers 29.6 carat blue diamond at SA mine

22 january 2014

Petra Diamonds has recovered an “exceptional” 29.6 carat blue diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa.
It said in a statement emailed to Rough&Polished that the stone was an “outstanding” vivid blue with “extraordinary” saturation, tone and clarity, and had the potential to yield a polished stone of great value and importance.
“Blue diamonds are among the rarest and most highly coveted of all diamonds and the Cullinan mine is the most important source of blues in the world,” it said.
“This stone is one of the most exceptional stones recovered at Cullinan during Petra’s operation of the mine.”
Other blue diamonds recovered at Cullinan include a 26.60 carat rough diamond, which yielded a 7-carat, fancy vivid blue, internally flawless polished diamond.
The diamond was sold for $9.49 million at a Sotheby's auction in May 2009.
Just last year in May, Petra sold a 25.50 carat blue diamond for $16.9 million.

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