Russian mining company Alrosa, one of the world’s largest producers of natural diamonds, has mined a huge 76.07 carat diamond
Russian mining company Alrosa, one of the world’s largest producers of natural diamonds, has mined a huge 76.07 carat diamond from the Yubileynaya diamond field. Despite diamonds of this size being extremely rare, this is the fourth diamond of this size found in the diamond field in the last two years.
Alrosa currently plans to put the diamond, named “70 years since Victory in the Great Patriotic War”, up for auction at around $430,000. The Great Patriotic War is the Russian name for the war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the diamond is said to be a tribute to the defeat of Hitler, which is celebrated on May 9th. According to Alrosa, the diamond mined in the Russian republic of Yakutia “[is] octahedral [in] shape, transparent, with yellowish hue. There are small inclusions of olivine in its periphery; its superficial part contains discal crack filled with graphite and sulphide.”
Marlow’s Diamonds, a UK supplier of ethically sourced diamonds, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson for the company commented on the find, saying “Considering that a quarter of natural diamonds in the world come from Russia, it’s not surprising that Alrosa has found another huge diamond. It is, however, surprising that the Yubileynaya diamond field continues to be so profitable for the company.
“It’s good to see that their kimberlite pipes are still so fruitful, and we’re intrigued to see how this huge diamond will eventually be cut. Of course, stones of this size are incredibly rare, and you don’t need to worry about getting one of these if you’re trying to impress your loved one. By comparison, most diamond engagement rings hold 0.23 to 1 carat diamonds, as they’re the ideal size to be worn as rings. Diamonds of this size are guaranteed to capture the heart of anyone who receives them.”
Marlow’s Diamondsare one of the UK’s leading certified diamond specialists and they take great pride in sourcing all diamonds with extreme care and due diligence. They only supply the highest quality diamonds and can cater to all budgets, tastes and occasions.
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