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Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

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Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

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ALROSA mined a unique 34.17-carat yellow diamond

20 october 2017
ALROSA’s affiliate Almazy Anabara has extracted a large 34.17-carat yellow diamond. It is the largest fancy-colored rough diamond extracted by the Company this year.
The rough diamond, extracted from Ebelyakh alluvial deposit, measures 20.17 х 19.65 х 15.1 mm. It is a transparent intense yellow crystal with a small inclusion in the intermediate zone.
Before the end of October, it will be delivered to the United Selling Organization ALROSA (USO ALROSA) in Moscow, where the Company specialists will give it a more detailed and accurate assessment.

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“This year for ALROSA has already hit the record in the number of large fancy-colored stones. We used to extract fancy-colored rough diamonds over 10 carats once a year on the average. This year, we have already recovered several large fancy-colored diamonds, and this 34.17-carat yellow stone is the largest one so far. 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-colored diamonds that we are forming and will bring to the market,” said the director of the United Selling Organization ALROSA Evgeny Agureev.
Almazy Anabara is traditionally the leader in the number of fancy-colored stones. Earlier this year, Almazy Anabara also extracted a unique 27.85-carat pure pink diamond – the largest pink stone in ALROSA’s history.

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