Second-largest diamond ever recorded named ‘our light’

February 9, 2016

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The second-largest diamond ever recovered has been named ‘Lesedi La Rona’ which means ‘Our Light’. The 1 100 ct diamond – about the size of a tennis ball – was discovered at the Karowe mine in Botswana last November. Over 10 000 people entered a competition to name the gem, either by e-mail or sms. Thembani Moitlhobogi, was judged the winner by a panel of five people. He won 25 000 pula (about R30 000). “The selection process wasn’t easy as there were so many entrants and so many creative …

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