78-carat diamond goes missing

The De Beers sign is shown at the diamond company’s New York store.
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The De Beers sign is shown at the diamond company’s New York store.

A 78-carat diamond is missing in Namibia, and police are on the hunt.

After a recent worker's strike in the country, the Namibia Diamond Trading Company filed a police report claiming that the massive stone had been stolen, Bloomberg reported.

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The report does not specify the value of the gem, which would depend on several factors, but a diamond of the same size sold for $6 million in 2011, according to Bloomberg.

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Members of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia went on strike Aug. 2, demanding higher wages than the government offered, Bloomberg said.

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The Namibia Diamond Trading Company assesses and sells diamonds from Namdeb—both are joint ventures between the Namibian government and De Beers.

A spokeswoman for Namdeb declined to comment to Bloomberg on the theft report, citing the ongoing investigation.

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—By CNBC staff