News Desk | A laborer became a lakhpati in the auction of diamonds found from shallow mines in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. The diamond found by a laborer from shallow mines in the excavation in the past was auctioned openly. In this auction a laborer got a diamond weighing 8è 22 carats and sold for 37 lakh 7 thousand rupees.
Diamond officer Ravi Patel said that 155 diamonds of 206.68 carats of bright, mushy and industrial variety have been kept in the auction of diamonds held yesterday amid security arrangements in the new collectorate. On the very first day of the auction, 61 diamonds weighing 83.63 carats were sold for Rs 1 crore 27 lakh 71 thousand. It also includes a bright diamond of 8.22 carats.
He said that in the auction of diamonds going on in Panna, along with local diamond traders, diamond traders from other provinces are also participating. Diamond connoisseur Anupam Singh told that a precious diamond weighing 14.09 carats has also been kept in this auction, which is of gem quality (bright variety). It is the largest of the diamonds ever put up for auction. This diamond remains the center of attraction. In Hero’s auction, the smallest diamond of 0.16 cents was auctioned for 2 thousand rupees.