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ALROSA Unearths 236-Carat Intense Yellow-Brown, Largest Natural Color Diamond Found In Russia August 12, 2020 (0 comments)


Yakutia, Russia—Almazy Anabara (Diamonds of Anabar), a subsidiary of ALROSA Group, has unearthed the largest-ever natural color diamond found in Russia. The stone, a 236-ct rough diamond of intense yellow-brown color, was extracted from the Ebelyakh mine in the Yakutia region of Siberia, and is the largest natural color rough diamond ever found in Russia.

The rough diamond’s dimensions are 47 x 24 x 22 mm and preliminary estimates place it between 120-230 million years old.

“Such a large natural color rough diamond is a unique discovery. The stone is at ALROSA’s United Selling Organization being studied and evaluated by our specialists. After that, we will decide whether to give it to our manufacturers for cutting or sell it as a rough, said Pavel Vinikhin, head of ALROSA’s cutting and polishing division. He added that cutters in any country would be interested in the diamond, which has the potential to yield several high quality polished diamonds. 

The Ebelyakh alluvial diamond deposit is located on the Anabar River of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Several unique fancy color diamonds have already been unearthed there. In summer 2017, ALROSA mined three fancy color diamonds within a month: intense yellow, pink, and purple-pink. All three stones were cut by ALROSA and presented as polished diamonds. At the end of last year, Graff Diamonds bought a yellow diamond called Firebird, weighing 20.69 carats. 

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