Friday 15 February 2019

Alrosa Exhibits Largest Pink Diamond Ever Found in Russia

Alrosa Exhibits Largest Pink Diamond Ever Found in Russia

[Moscow, February 13, 2019 – ALROSA]  Alrosa, the Russian diamond producer has put together a collection of recently found large color diamonds. They conducted a media preview and the star of the show was a pink oval diamond weighing 14.83 carats - the largest pink diamond in the history of Russia. The 27.85 carats diamond it was cut from was mined in 2017 in the Ebelyakh deposit in Yakutia and became the largest pink diamond ever to be mined in Russia.


“Pink diamonds among the blue ones are considered to be the rarest and most precious of all, and the size and clarity of this specimen makes it one of the best to be discovered anywhere in the world in recent years. I am sure that this diamond will be the most expensive in the history of Russia’s gem cutting industry,” said Yury Okoyemov, Deputy CEO of Alrosa.

Among the other huge diamonds displayed in the collection, highlights included a pink purple cushion-shaped stone weighing 11.06 carats and a deep yellow asscher cut diamond, weighing 20.69 carats, cut from a raw crystal with a rare honey hue, which weighed 34.17 carats - the largest yellow diamond mined in Russia in 2017.           

11.06 ct Deep yellow asscher cut diamond - Alrosa

Pink and yellow diamonds will be soon transferred to GIA for certification. Discover all details in Alrosa's press document


Source and Pictures: Alrosa