Largest natural color diamond ever found in Russia’s YakutiaChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 10, 2020
Almazy Anabara (Diamonds of Anabar), a part of ALROSA Group, found a 236ct rough diamond of intense yellow brown color.
Ebelyakh ALROSA Group
This is the largest natural color rough diamond ever found in Russia.
The diamond is 120 to 230 million years old.
The Ebelyakh alluvial diamond deposit (operated by Almazy Anabara, subsidiary of ALROSA) is located on the Anabar River of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Previously, several unique fancy color diamonds were unearthed there.
“Such a large natural color rough diamond is a unique discovery. Now, the stone is 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. Of course, cutters in any country will be interested in such a diamond, as it has the potential to give several high quality polished diamonds,” said Pavel Vinikhin, head of Diamonds of ALROSA cutting and polishing division. ■