Production for the period also more than doubled to 4,936 carats
from 2,438 carats
The latest sale did not include the high-value 46 carat
Lulo pink diamond, which is being considered for cutting and polishing by the Lulo partners to capture margins from beyond the mine gate.
We are confident that Carat
will contribute well to our growth journey by taking how we talk to and connect with our customers to the next level."
Following a turbulent 2017, Epstein led a rebound for Carat
, beginning with the retention of Microsoft in May, followed by Intel, United and Philips new business wins and an expansion of Carat
's relationship with Procter & Gamble, ending 2018 with an increase in overall billings of 25% from the previous year.
The average sales price per carat
in 2018 was impacted by a higher recovery of finer diamonds, although recovery of Specials was at a record level.
This diamond will be displayed alongside the 240 carat
and 127 carat
, top white gem diamonds reported earlier this year, together with other exceptional single diamonds recently recovered from Karowe, and will be made available for sale at Lucara's upcoming first diamond tender of the year, closing on 7 March 2019.
The Mouawad Dragon is set to be included in the jeweller's coveted collection, which includes the 51.12 carat
D Flawless Dynasty diamond, the 245.35 carat
Jubilee Diamond, the 135.92 carat
Queen of Holland diamond, the 69.42 carat
Taylor Burton, and the largest cushion shaped D IF weighting 218.08 carat
To lend further perspective to the piece's giant proportions, the engagement ring worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, measured 3 carats
of cushion-cut diamond, surrounded by diamond side stones, and the ring worn by Jackie Kennedy contained a 2.88-carat diamond, together with a 2.84-carat emerald.
One of a kind designer ring featuring an 11.31 carat
vivid royal blue Ceylon sapphire surrounded by exceptional diamonds all set in platinum with a total gem weight of 15.28 carats
Other items being sold in the auction include a mid-20th century 18-carat gold emerald and diamond three-stone ring priced at PS60-90, a Mappin & Webb 18 carat
gold diamond heart pendant,PS150-200, and a pair of Boodles 18 carat
gold cultured pearl ear studs, PS60-90.
enables us to develop strong relationships with our Cambodian Navy partners," Rear Adm.