Gem Diamonds has uncovered two 160 carat plus diamonds from its Letseng mine.
The diamonds, uncovered in January come in at 162.06 and 161.74 carats respectively.
Both were recovered in a mostly undamaged condition.
Speaking on the find, Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick stated that “we are pleased to see the Letšeng mine continue to deliver such large high quality white diamonds as the mine confirms its position as the world’s foremost source of exceptional large diamonds”.
The Letseng mine, in Lesotho, is well known for its large diamonds, with the highest percentage of large carat diamonds of any kimberlite mine in the world.
In August 2011 a 550 carat white diamond was found that the mine, while a 603 carat white diamond was uncovered in 2008.