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ALROSA exhibits largest pink diamond in company’s history

13 february 2019

ALROSA, the biggest diamond producer in the world, has conducted a media preview of the collection of large coloured diamonds, including unique pink, bright yellow and pink purple gems.
The star of the show was a pink oval diamond weighing 14.83 carats - the largest pink diamond in the history of Russia. The gem was was mined in 2017 in the Ebelyakh deposit in Yakutia, Russia and became the largest pink diamond ever to be mined in Russia. 

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Image credit: ALROSA


“Pink diamonds together with 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.
The largest stone in the exhibition was a deep yellow asscher cut diamond, weighing 20.69 carats. 
Pink and yellow diamonds will be soon transferred to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) for certification.
Among other diamonds displayed in the collection, highlights included a pink purple cushion-shaped stone weighing 11.06 carats and recognized by the GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) as the largest of its colour in the world.