Storm Mountain Diamonds (Pty) Ltd announced the recovery on 23 March 2023 of a spectacular fancy intense pink diamond weighing 108.39ct at its Kao mine in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
This exceptionally rare Type IIa gemstone is one of the largest pink diamonds in history to have been recovered. Kao mine is the fourth largest kimberlite mine in Southern Africa consistently produces large pink diamonds which have resulted in some of the rarest vivid polished outcomes. The Kao Mine . In the last five years, it has produced four exceptionally rare pink diamonds. The “Pink Eternity” (47.81ct) in 2022, the “Pink Dawn” (25.97ct) and “Pink Palesa” (21.68ct) in 2021, and the Rose of Kao (29.59ct) in 2018, and this latest find re-emphasizes Kao mine’s position as of one of the world’s most important producers of exceptional pink diamonds.
The Lesotho Minister of Natural Resources has commented of the diamond that “it is one of the most significant diamonds found to date in Lesotho”. Even those who are used to seeing this rarity, are amazed.
CEO of Storm Mountain Diamonds Mohale Ralikariki says, “Looking at it alone, it’s absolutely beautiful.”