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Star Of Lesotho

53.11 Carat D VVS2

His Majesty Lesotho's King Letsie III holding the rough stone

His Majesty Lesotho's King Letsie III holding the rough stone

A first drawing on the rough reveals the future Star of Lesotho.

A first drawing on the rough reveals the future Star of Lesotho.

The Star Of Lesotho

Just days before the ceremony that marked the opening of the Letseng Mine in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, a spectacular white diamond weighing 123 carat was unearthed.

Lesotho's King His Majesty Letsie III was seen holding the stone for the reopening of what was then, in November 2004, the only commercial mine in the country.

Tendered in Antwerp and acquired by Safdico, the manufacturing arm of Graff, the stone was studied and cut in Antwerp with the consultancy of Diamcad, to obtain a truly superb Heart Shaped diamond weighing 53.11 carat.