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SHARES in di­a­mond miner Gem Di­a­monds jumped as it posted an 81pc rise in hal­fyear sales to £129m, its best half since 2011.

Sales have been helped by a record haul of ten di­a­monds greater than 100 carats from its Let­seng mine in the African king­dom of Le­sotho.

Liberum an­a­lysts said: ‘The turn­around has been stag­ger­ing and man­age­ment are con­fi­dent there is more to come.’

Shares have risen about 63pc over the past year, clos­ing up 2.16pc, or 2.5p, to 118.5p.

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