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  • South African diamond sells for $8.8 million

    Hi Guys,

    I thought you would find this interesting.

    A very rare blue diamond, that was mined at Cullinan, 39.19 carat, was sold for $8.8 million (R90 million)


    SA diamant haal R90 miljoen
    Oct 31 2008 03:40:56:530PM - (SA)

    'n Uiters rare blou diamant van 39,19 karaat wat in Cullinan gemyn is, is vir $8,8 miljoen (sowat R90 miljoen) verkoop.
    Die diamantmyn Petra het Vrydag gesê die koper se identiteit is nie bekend nie.

    "Blou is een van die raarste kleure vir 'n diamant en hierdie uitsonderlike steen is selfs meer spesiaal omdat dit ongewoon groot is," het Petra se uitvoerende hoof, mnr. John Dippenaar, gesê.

    "Diamante van hierdie kaliber is ware versamelaarsitems vanweë hul uitsonderlike skoonheid en skaarsheid." - Sapa

    http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afr...419224,00.html

    Apologies to our English members, the article is in Afrikaans.


    Regards
    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King
    See all my stuff up for grabs!

  • #2
    Here's the english:

    A 39.19 carat special blue diamond recently placed on tender in Johannesburg has been sold for US 8.8 million (about R90 million) to an undisclosed buyer, diamond miner Petra said on Friday. The rare stone was discovered at Petra’s Cullinan mine. ”Blue is one of the most rare colours of diamond and this exceptional stone is even more special due to its unusually large size,” said Petra’s chief executive officer Johan Dippenaar.
    “Diamonds of this nature are true collector’s items due to their incredible beauty and scarcity.” Sapa

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    • #3
      Thanks, much appreciated
      Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King
      See all my stuff up for grabs!

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      • #4
        That mine just keeps churning out brilliant stones - thanks for the article Andries.
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        • #5
          Hi Brian,

          Long time no see. So it took a $8.8 million stone to bring you out of your seclusion. :lol:

          Cheers
          Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King
          See all my stuff up for grabs!

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          • #6
            Hi Andries...lol..

            I have been keeping a low profile on here recently but you are not far off. It is good to take a break on the forum too as you well know. Now that the Rand has improved drastically again I will BE BACK as Arnie says.

            Speak soon.
            Brian
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