Almas Resources: Emerging Diamond Producer

108 ct Pink Diamond Discovered at Kao in Lesotho

April 26, 2023

“Storm Mountain Diamonds announced yesterday the recovery of a rare fancy intense pink diamond weighing 108.39ct at its Kao mine in the Kingdom of Lesotho. The stone was discovered earlier this year on March 23rd, 2023. The exceptionally rare Type IIa gemstone is one of the largest pink diamonds in history to have been recovered.

Historically, the Kao mine has been attributed for consistently producing large pink diamonds which have resulted in some of the rarest vivid polished outcomes. Some of these recent recoveries include the “Pink Eternity” (47.81ct) in 2022, the “Pink Dawn” (25.97ct) and “Pink Palesa” (21.68ct) in 2021, and the Rose of Kao (29.59ct) in 2018, and this latest find re-emphasizes Kao mine’s position as of one of the world’s most important producers of exceptional pink diamonds.

The Lesotho Minister of Natural Resources has commented of the diamond that “it is one of the most significant diamonds found to date in Lesotho.””

SOURCE: The Diamond Loupe

Picture courtesy of Kao Diamond Mine

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