Botswana shows off country’s largest-ever blue diamond

A blue diamond, weighing over 20 carats, is seen in this undated handout picture released by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) in Gaborone, Botswana, April 17, 2019. Okavango Diamond Company/Handout via REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Botswana’s state-owned Okavango Diamond Company displayed a 20-carat gemstone on Wednesday that it said was the largest blue diamond ever discovered in the country, one of the world’s top producers of natural stones. Blue diamonds are sought after for their colour and rarity. The 45-carat Hope Diamond is probably the best known. […]

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