Luxurysafes Blog suggests: 

When the largest rough diamond in more than a hundred years comes up for auction at Sotheby’s London on 29 June, it will be the only lot on offer – and for good reason.

This historic stone of tennis ball size and at 1,109 carats will make any other precious gem look diminutive. Moreover, Gemological Institute of  America  has already identified this rough diamond as  Type  IIa diamond with exceptional quality and transparency, these facts do not leave any chance for other precious stones.

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With its extraordinary limpidity and depth, this new rough is chemically the purest of all diamonds, part of a rare and much sought-after subgroup that includes less than two per cent of all gem diamonds.

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So it stands to reason that the Lesedi La Rona, which means “our light” in Botswana’s Tswana language, will be a stand-alone sale with a standout estimate (in excess of $70 million), not to mention what Sotheby’s jewellery division chairman David Bennett calls “the find of a lifetime.”

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