The diamond was sold at an auction on 9th October 2006 in Antwerp, Belgium, for US$12.4 million. The buyer, The South African Diamond Corporation (SAFDICO), expects to sell the diamond for more than 20 million dollars after cutting.
In July 2007 the finished stones were unveiled. The largest gem cut from the crystal is a 75-carat pear-shaped diamond, and the smallest is a 0.55-carat round brilliant. In all, twenty-six stones were fashioned from the rough gem, figuring as seven pear shapes, four emerald cuts, thirteen round brilliants and one heart shape. The finished gems total 224 carats.
The Lesotho Brown (usually simply called the Lesotho) at 601 carats (120 g) was the largest diamond previously found at the mine.