World’s largest uncut diamond, roughly the size of tennis ball, sold for jaw-dropping Ghc 23,4 trillion

World’s largest uncut diamond, roughly the size of tennis ball, sold for jaw-dropping Ghc 23,4 trillion

- The largest uncut diamond on earth has finally been sold

- The 1,100-carat gem was sold for Ghc 23,4 trillion (US$ 53 billion)

- The precious and costly stone was bought by famous British jeweler Graff

At long last, the world’s largest uncut diamond has been sold after it previously failed to meet its reserve price.

The 1,109-carat gem, named Lesedi La Rona, meaning "Our Light" in Botswana, was sold by Canadian miner Lucara Diamond to the renown British jeweler Laurence Graff at a jaw-dropping Ghc 23,4 trillion (US$53 billion).

“We are excited and honored to be the new custodians of this extremely precious stone,” said Laurence Graff in a statement released following the grand purchase.

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World’s largest uncut diamond, roughly the size of tennis ball, sold for jaw-dropping Ksh 5.3 trillion

The stone, named 'Lesedi La Rona' is said to be 2.5 to 3 billion years old.Photo:Reuters.

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The huge and extremely expensive stone, which is said to be about the size of a tennis ball, was originally discovered in Botswana mine.

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World’s largest uncut diamond, roughly the size of tennis ball, sold for jaw-dropping Ksh 5.3 trillion

This tennis ball-sized rough diamond unearthed nearly two years ago by Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp has been sold for $53 million.Photo:Reuters.

Initial attempts to sell it off did not succeed after it failed to meet its reserve price of over Ghc3 billion during auction in 2016. It was reportedly withdrawn from the market after bidding stalled at Ghc2,6 billion.

World’s largest uncut diamond, roughly the size of tennis ball, sold for jaw-dropping Ksh 5.3 trillion

The 1,109-carat stone, which is the world's largest uncut diamond, was bought by high-profile British diamond dealer Graff Diamonds.Photo:AFP/Getty Images.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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