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Russia unearths its largest ever colour 236-carat rough diamond

By The Siberian Times reporter
07 August 2020

The stunning gem aged from 120 to 230 million years was mined in Arctic Yakutia.

The rough diamond is of deep amber colour, its dimensions are 47x24x22 mm. Picture: ALROSA

The precious discovery was made by workers of remote Ebelyakh mine on river Anabar in the extreme north of Yakutia, not far from shores of Laptev Sea and some 1,211km north-west from Yakutsk. 

The mine belongs to Diamonds of Anabar, part of ALROSA Group. 

The rough diamond is of deep amber colour, its dimensions are 47x24x22 mm.

The decision hasn’t yet been made as to whether it’ll be sent to Alrosa’s in-house cutting and polishing division, or sold rough. 

Russia unearths its largest ever colour 236-carat diamond


Russia unearths its largest ever colour 236-carat diamond
The stunning gem was mined at Ebelyakh, Arctic Yakutia, that belongs to Diamonds of Anabar, part of ALROSA Group. Pictures: ALROSA


‘Such a large natural color rough diamond is a unique discovery.

'Now, the stone is at ALROSA’s United Selling Organization being studied and evaluated by our specialists.

'After that, we will decide whether to give it to our manufacturers for cutting or sell it as a rough.

'Of course, cutters in any country will be interested in such a diamond, as it has the potential to give several high quality polished diamonds,’ said Pavel Vinikhin, head of ALROSA’s cutting and polishing division.

The Ebelyakh mine has produced several brightly-coloured rough diamonds in the past several years.

In summer 2017 alone a crimson, a pink and an intense yellow stones were found within a month. 

Pictured below are the intense yellow and pink diamonds cut and polished from rough stones mined at Ebelyakh. Pictures: ALROSA

Russia unearths its largest ever colour 236-carat diamond


Russia unearths its largest ever colour 236-carat diamond

Comments (7)

The Russian National Bank should buy all of these precious gems and keep them in the country, raw and non-cut. There can be no better investment and stability in these uncertain times, than gold and diamonds !
Jan Haman, Suttgart Germany
13/08/2020 22:42
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I would like to buy this diamond in the rough
franklin farkle, new york city, ny
11/08/2020 06:42
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John,USA, check out the site, Moscow Kremlin, the Diamond Fund http://www.gokhran.ru/en/diamondfund/collections/index.phtml-
link is here, click on -diamondsß, and you will see a few nice clunkers...
if for any reason it does not want to work, just type into your search engine, Moscow,Kremlin,Diamond Fund. And you're right there...
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
11/08/2020 00:32
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Lovely stone
Raj Jhaveri , Mumbai India
09/08/2020 22:54
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I would've liked to have seen the crimson stone.
John, USA
09/08/2020 22:36
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Dream translucent jewel...
Jocelyne, FRANCE
09/08/2020 14:54
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while it will be in the end a lot of money when the clunker is made into a nice ring or necklace, or two or three, it would be nice if this rare gem would stay in Russia. For sure there will be an oligarch or two, who would love to give their wife, lover or mistress a nice present.....
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
08/08/2020 16:37
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