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Mr. & Mrs. Ramaboa

Nov 8th, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Ramaboa

The Lesotho Brown (usually simply called the Lesotho) at 601 carat was the first significant diamond to be recovered at Letšeng and thus became famous as the largest diamond ever discovered (claimed) by a woman.

The Lesotho Brown was discovered accidently by Ernestine Ramaboa who is reputed to have walked for four days and four nights with her husband to deliver the diamond into the safe keeping of a reputable diamond buyer. The discovery came as a God-given gift to the poor couple, who were said to be nearly penniless.

After being sold and acquired a few times, Harry Winston acquired the diamond at an auction in Geneva in 1968, and the cleaving of the Lesotho Brown Diamond into two pieces was broadcast live on American television the same year.Mr. & Mrs. Ramaboa, the founders of the diamond, were also invited for the occasion.

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