By Michelle Graff
Antwerp--Fusion/Hennig Tenders has a 128.18-carat fancy yellow diamond to sell, a stone recovered from a diamond tailings plant in South Africa.

This 128.18-carat rough fancy yellow diamond will be on view in New York later this month before it moves on to Israel and Antwerp.Fusion/Hennig Tenders said the rough diamond has “exceptional” gemological characteristics, as it is a perfect, clean octahedron. The diamond will be available for viewing in New York from Nov. 10 to 13; in Ramat Gan, Israel from Nov. 15 to 18; and in Antwerp from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2.

Batla Minerals recovered the stone from its Superkolong diamond tailings plant in Kimberley, South Africa. Tailings are the materials left over after separating out the valuable fraction of an ore from the unprofitable materials.

“Superkolong remains an important project for the Batla group, and we are very proud of the progress made over the past two-and-a-half years of ownership,” said Batla Minerals CEO Jean Retief. “The recent discovery of the exceptional, large fancy yellow diamond provides yet another validation of the project’s viability and its ability to produce stellar stones.”

A viewing can be arranged by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information on the tender can be found on the Fusion Alternatives website.

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