Lesedi La Rona, a name for World’s second largest diamond

  • 1229

Lucara Diamond Corp., who discovered the world’s second largest 1,111-carat diamond, has been given a name ‘Lesedi La Rona’ which means ‘Our Light,’ by Thembani Moitlhobogi. Thembani Moitlhobogi, who named the stone, won the prize of $2,196 i.e. BWP 25,000, as per the report submitted by the Lucara.

In a competition among Botswanan locals, along with the miner’s employees, the stone that was found in Botswana in November has to be named, and the winner would be awarded the $2,196 (BWP 25,000) prize, as per Lucara’s statement. Consequently, the stone was named as ‘Lesedi La Rona’ that means ‘Our Light’. Thembani Moitlhobogi got the credit to name the world’s second largest 1,111-carat diamond. Lucara Diamond Corp, on January 18 has commenced the contest to name the type-IIa diamond, the second-largest diamond found in the globe and the largest diamond ever recovered from the Botswana mines of Lucara. The entrants were invited to propose a suggested name along with the reason for their “stone’s name” choice. As per Lucara’s statement, the company has had more than 11,000 entrances. The statement too reads that the Global audit firm Ernst & Young was appointed by the corporation to make sure the transparency and independence of the whole procedure. In the panel to judge the entries, five executives from Lucara in addition to the Karowe mine was invited, they had to evaluate and in order to bring the fair decision they were not permitted to know the name of the participator. The role of the Ernst & Young was to retrieve the name of the “winning diamond name” winner. William Lamb, CEO and President of the company stated that ’Lesedi La Rona’ signifies the pride and history of the Botswanan citizens.

More :

hairstyleSecond Largest DiamondKaroweKarowe mineLesedi La Rona111 carat diamondLucara Diamond Corp.type-IIa diamond

You May Also Like

See what plans highlights Vamp London in the year 2016 See what plans highlights Vamp London in the year 2016
NOW gift cards and loyalty to boost jewelry sales NOW gift cards and loyalty to boost jewelry sales
Gems of Time will be returning to SalonQP Gems of Time will be returning to SalonQP
Know HOW, JVC extends its helping hand to help jewelers Know HOW, JVC extends its helping hand to help jewelers
Dubai can now be renowned for displaying the world’s largest black diamond Dubai can now be renowned for displaying the world’s largest black diamond
Contemporary jeweler, Otto Kunzli‘s showcase his collection “The Exhibition” in Tokyo Contemporary jeweler, Otto Kunzli‘s showcase his collection “The Exhibition” in Tokyo
Supervisory Board of ALROSA grants the 2016 budget Supervisory Board of ALROSA grants the 2016 budget
Braesen NOW will be known as Anakao Braesen NOW will be known as Anakao

Conversations

Top
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Linkedin