Almazy Anabara, an affiliate of ALROSA has recovered a 34.17-carat yellow diamond. “It is the largest fancy-colored rough diamond extracted by the Company this year,” ALROSA announced.
The rough diamond, which measures 20.17 х 19.65 х 15.1 mm was extracted from the Ebelyakh alluvial deposit; it is a transparent intense yellow crystal, and has a small inclusion in the intermediate zone.
The Company said that it will be delivered to the United Selling Organization ALROSA (USO ALROSA) in Moscow before the end of October, for further examination by experts.
“This year ALROSA has already hit the record in the number of large fancy-coloured stones,” said the director of the United Selling Organization ALROSA Evgeny Agureev. “We used to extract fancy-coloured rough diamonds over 10 carats once a year on the average. This year, we have already recovered several large fancy-coloured diamonds, and this 34.17-carat yellow stone is the largest one so far.”
He added: “The Company’s specialists are still to study the stone more in detail, but we can say in advance that it is fancy vivid yellow, which is very rare and highly valued. The stone will become a worthy addition to our collection of large rare-coloured diamonds that we are forming and will bring to the market.”
ALROSA noted that Almazy Anabara is the leader in the production of fancy-coloured stones. “Earlier this year, Almazy Anabara also extracted a unique 27.85-carat pure pink diamond – the largest pink stone in ALROSA’s history,” the Company said.
News Source : gjepc.org