Okavango Blue set to finally go on sale

Still on the shelf: The iconic Okavango Blue 
Still on the shelf: The iconic Okavango Blue PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

State-owned diamond trader, Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) plans to put Okavango Blue up for sale this year, nearly five years after discovery of the iconic diamond.

The 20.46-carat blue diamond was unearthed at Debswana’s Orapa Mine in the third quarter of 2018. It drew comparisons with the world-famous Hope Diamond, although the local stone has a higher purity and clarity level.

The Okavango Blue is expected to fetch millions of dollars when it finally goes on sale, becoming one of the biggest sales of individual local stones after the Lesedi La Rona which went for $53 million.

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