Petra’s Cullinan Mine Recovers High-Quality 39.34-carat Blue Diamond

London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd. Owners of the historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, announced on April 1st, 2021, the recovery of a 39.34-carat, Type IIb blue diamond of exceptional quality, both in terms of its color and clarity, at the high-value extension of the old deposit, known as the Cullinan’s C-Cut Area.

39.34 carat blue rough diamond recovered at cullinan mine april 1st 2021
39.34 carat blue rough diamond recovered at cullinan mine april 1st 2021

The Company further said that it anticipates the diamond will be sold via a special tender held for this purpose.

letlapa tala blue diamond collection
letlapa tala blue diamond collection

The discovery follows the sensational sale in November 2020, by a competitive tender process of the Letlapa Tala Collection, of five blue rough diamonds, also recovered from Cullinan in September, 2020, weighing a total of 85.6 carats to a partnership between De Beers and Diacore, for US$ 40.36 million. The five Type IIb blue diamonds weighed respectively 25.75 carats, 21.25 carats, 17.57 carats, 11.42 carats and 9.61 carats in descending order of weights.

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