The New Largest Pink Diamond Discovered In Russia

The gem-high quality stone was discovered on the firm’s alluvial mines in Russia’s Far East. (Picture: ALROSA.)

Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s prime diamond producer by output in carats, has unearthed 27.eighty five-carat pink valuable rock the corporate believes could possibly be the costliest it has ever discovered.

The miner, majority-owned by the Russian authorities, stated the gem-high quality stone was discovered at its alluvial mines in Russia’s Far East, including that the most important pink diamond it had beforehand found was lower than four carats in weight.

The spectacular pink rock, measuring 22.forty seven mm x 15.sixty nine mm x 10.9 mm, has only a few flaws and will turn out to be the corporate’s costliest polished diamond if it decides to chop it, Alrosa stated within the assertion.

Colored diamonds, particularly pink ones, have been these days setting data in auctions. In April, Sotheby’s bought a fifty nine.6-carat one — the ‘‘Pink Star’’ — for $ seventy one.2 million. Till then, the costliest diamond ever bought at public sale was the “Oppenheimer Blue,” which fetched fifty six.eight million Swiss francs (greater than $ fifty seven million on the time) in Might 2016.

The earlier world public sale report for a pink diamond was $ forty six.2 million for the 24.seventy eight carat “Graff Pink” in 2010.

Alrosa famous that it’s at present making an attempt to determine on whether or not to promote this pink rock as a tough diamond, or reduce and polish it.

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The above story is predicated on materials offered by ALROSA.

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