Lucapa yields 128-carat, D-color, Type IIa stoneFebruary 19, 19
Lucapa Diamond Company, Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (Endiama) and Rosas & Petalas announced the recovery of a 128-carat diamond from the Lulo alluvial mine in Angola. The stone is the 12th +100- carat diamond recovered to date from Lulo, offering proof once again of the nature of the prolific Lulo diamond field. The diamond was recovered along with a 7.5 carat fancy purple pink gem. The 128-carat stone is a D-color, Type IIa stone.
The mining of these exceptional rough diamonds follows a recent tender of at which seven other top-quality Lulo diamonds were sold for $22.9 million. At this tender, the price per carat of these goods reached $33,530. The three partners in the Lulo mine will most probably sell their most recent finds, including a 75-carat Type IIa top-color diamond, in a forthcoming international tender.