Although color as well as colorless diamond production in British Guyana are very modest, color diamonds do make up in quality what they lack in quantity, with exceptional turquoise and sharp marine colors: they are extremely brilliant and their color is reminiscent of the Caribbean seas. Rough, these stones are often covered with superficial spots, testament to their long exposure to natural radiation. These diamonds are extremely rare, very sought after and have an almost incalculable commercial value.
Types of diamonds produced in British Guyana:
Colorless, turquoise, aquamarine.
Production of diamonds (all types taken together)
|Mine||Carats ('000)||$/ct||$ ('000)||Operator|
|Small operators + Artisans||20||80||1,600||Various|