Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

World / Offbeat Apr 26, 2019

Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine

Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said on Thursday, beating its own record discovery from November 2015 that it struggled to sell for nearly two years. The 1,758-carat diamond, larger ...

U.K. police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

World Mar 21, 2019

U.K. police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was arrested in London on Tuesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud. Modi, 48, was detained in central London and remained ...

World Nov 19, 2015

Small Canadian firm finds second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever

A small Canadian diamond company has found what it says is the world's second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the largest in more than a century, at its mine in Botswana. Lucara Diamond Corp. said on Wednesday the 1,111-carat stone was found at its Karowe ...