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Namakwa Recovers Rare 7.53ct Vivid Orange Diamond

Oct 14, 2010 5:23 AM   By Deena Taylor
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RAPAPORT... Namakwa Diamonds recovered an exceptionally rare 7.53-carat vivid orange diamond and a 26.74-carat, D, type IIa diamond from its mining operations in the North West Province of South Africa. Both diamonds have a flawless potential.

The diamonds were recovered from operations on Namakwa's southeast node, which recently came into full production. The diamonds will be presented for sale during the company's Johannesburg tender now underway.

“We are experiencing tremendous interest from all diamond centers for our October tender," said Heno Kruger, Namakwa's head of sales and trading. "These two stones highlight the quality of the resource that we are mining on the southeast node in the North West Province. Given the rarity and desirability of vivid orange stones of this size, we expect it to be the talk of the town for some time to come.”

Orange diamonds are caused by the presence of nitrogen and carbon lattice and are exceptionally rare. One of the most famous vivid orange diamonds is Harry Winston's 5.54-carat “Pumpkin Diamond,” which was worn by Halle Berry at the 2002 Oscars.

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