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Gem Diamonds has yielded yet another 100+ carat find in the form of an impressively sized rough diamond. The diamond mine's recovery of a 125-carat white Type IIa diamond took place on Thursday at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. 

This recent find for the company will be its fifteenth in the 100+ carats category, all taking place in 2018. Gem Diamonds, in a statement, said that this year had set a new record regarding the amount of 100+ carat diamonds uncovered within twelve months.

On top of the original find, the miner discovered a 71-carat white Type IIa stone on the same day. A claim issued by the company says that Letšeng has become the world's highest dollar-per-carat kimberlite diamond mine. 

In 2018, Gem Diamonds also uncovered a 357-carat light brown diamond, a 169-carat diamond of “top white color,” and a 910-carat, D color Type IIa diamond of stunning quality in the fall, March and January respectively.

Information originally sourced from National Jeweler