“The Lesotho Legend” sells for $40 million

910 carat diamond "The Lesotho Legend"

Gem Diamonds recovered the 910 carat rough diamond in January.

The world’s fifth biggest gem quality diamond ever found has sold for $40 million , the company that found the massive rough diamond reported.

Gem Diamonds mined the D colourType IIa rough diamond at its flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

The Lesotho Legend was purchased by an anonymous buyer in Antwerp, the company said.

Prior to “The Lesotho Legend,” the largest rough diamond recovered at Letšeng was a 603 carat named Lesotho Promise.