De Beers Unearths A 1,000-carat Whopper At Jwaneng

Debswana Diamond Company, a 50/50 partnership between the people of Botswana and De Beers, announced the discovery of a rare 1,098-carat high gem-quality diamond at Jwaneng mine. It is the largest diamond discovered in Debswana’s history and one of the largest known discoveries of a gem-quality diamond anywhere in the world. Debswana hosted the first official viewing of the diamond with the Botswana President, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, on 16th June 2021.

The historic discovery was made at Jwaneng mine on 1st June and was made possible through the combination of cutting-edge technology to uncover and process the diamond and the unparalleled experience of the Debswana team who spotted the diamond and protected it throughout the recovery process. Prior to this discovery, the largest gem-quality diamond found at Jwaneng mine was 446 carats in 1993.

Debswana will work with the Botswana Government and De Beers to value and sell the diamond to ensure it returns maximum benefit for the people of Botswana; and will communicate further plans to bring this unique treasure to market in due course.

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