Debswana, a diamond producing company in Botswana (a country located in sub-Saharan Africa), announced – on Wednesday – the discovery of an exceptional diamond, which is good news for the country, which accounts for 90% of its exports.
The company’s director, Nate Armstrong, said that the diamond – which was presented yesterday Wednesday to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi in the capital Gaborone – weighs 1098 carats, and is the third largest diamond of its kind found in the world, according to the newspaper Le Parisien French . Read also Women love it and men care about it.. How did the jewelry industry develop from fish teeth to diamonds? A Frenchman finds valuable family items in a safe that was sold 17 years ago More expensive than gold.. Precious metals in catalytic converters under cars expose them to theft 200-year-old recipes recreated thanks to a precious manuscript
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The director added that this diamond – which was found in the “Jwaneng” mine – is the richest value in the world, and “its discovery brings hope to a struggling nation,” especially since the Debswana company – a joint venture between the government and South African diamond dealer De Beers – did not produce Only 16.6 million carats were produced in 2020, while 23.3 million carats were produced in 2019, which represents a 30% decrease in its production due to the closure of mines caused by the Corona epidemic.
The largest known diamond was “Cullinan”, which was found in South Africa in 1905, and weighing more than 3,100 carats, followed by a diamond of 1,109 carats, which was found in 2015 in Botswana in the Karoy mine, in the north-east of this country south of Africa.
“Dipswana will work with the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers to assess and sell the diamonds to ensure that they are of maximum benefit to the people of Botswana,” said company spokeswoman Rachel Mothepatsila.