The plan to outfox Lesedi la Rona ‘saboteurs’

Lesedi La Rona
Lesedi La Rona

In June, before the eyes of the whole world, Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona, the largest diamond recovered in a century and Botswana’s pride, failed to sell at auction. The failure, it has since been revealed, was the result of industry sabotage. With fresh viewings set for September, Lucara President, William Lamb, pulls Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, into his confidence on the plan to outfox the hounds

“We would not go back to auction; there’s a lot more we need to do on that side in terms of maturity where people will start to appreciate it. “We will not even put it out on tender because the market has had the opportunity to see the stone. “It will be by private sale, but there are certain people that are on our blacklist for now,” William Lamb, Lucara’s CEO and director said.

In the aftermath of the failed June sale of Lesedi la Rona, Lamb and his brains trust have returned to the drawing table on how to extract maximum value from the historic stone.

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