Updated: Sep 1, 2022
Petra Diamonds has offered a 32.32-carat pink diamond at its first tender of goods from the Tanzania-based Williamson mine, which was closed because of Covid, Rough & Polished reports. The gem is the highlight of a 26,000-carat tender offered in Antwerp from November 19 to 26.
Williamson was closed in April 2020 to “preserve its liquidity, at a time when diamond pricing was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.” It will reopen in Q1 FY 2022.
The exceptional diamond has been purchased by Diacore, a mulitnational diamond company with polishing plants in South Africa, Botswana, USA and Namibia. They will analyse, cut and polish it, Stay tuned!