Jul 27, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
A big pink diamond of 170 carats has been discovered in Angola and is claimed to be the largest such gemstone found in 300 years.
Called the “Lulo Rose,” the diamond was found at the Lulo alluvial diamond mine.
The mine’s owner, the Lucapa Diamond Company, on Wednesday announced the discovery of the large pink diamond on its website.
The company said the Lulo mine has already produced the two largest diamonds found in Angola, including a 404-carat clear diamond.
The Lucapa company, which is based in Australia, said the pink gemstone is the fifth largest diamond to have been found at the Lulo mine where 27 diamonds of 100 carats or more have been found.
The pink diamond will be sold by international tender by the Angolan state diamond marketing company, Sodiam.