Where in South Africa are diamonds mostly found?
Venetia, Finsch and Kimberley mines are some of the top diamond mines in South Africa. The country’s diamond exports were valued at more than $1.5bn in 2016, with production exceeding 8.3 million carats.
Does South Africa still have diamonds?
The country is an important source of fancy color diamonds and especially of rare pink and blue colors, including a 122.45-carat blue diamond discovered at the Cullinan mine in 2014. While South Africa is still a major diamond producer, it is believed that the majority of its diamonds have been mined.
What percentage of diamonds come from South Africa?
An estimated 65 percent of the world’s diamonds come from the rich earth of southern Africa.