icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Russian mine unearths unique large flawless yellow diamond

Russian mine unearths unique large flawless yellow diamond
The combination of rare yellow color, clarity, and size makes a diamond unearthed at a mine in Russia’s northwest one of the most unique gemstones ever discovered in Europe.

A deep lemon-yellow diamond weighing 47.61 carats found in the Grib mine in Arkhangelsk, Russia may be the largest of its kind unearthed in this part of the world. The “exclusive crystal” boasts flawless clarity and the right shape, which makes its attractive for major jewelry firms, according to the owner of the mine, AGD Diamonds.

The company attributes the fact that the stone was recovered undamaged to its innovative mining technology. The Grib mine, the fourth largest in Russia and seventh largest diamond deposit in the world, has produced a number of big gem-quality stones recently, including a 222.09 carat stone discovered in May, which may be the largest in Europe.

Russian mine unearths unique large flawless yellow diamond

Before that, the biggest diamond found at the mine was a 181.68-carat crystal named ‘Archangel Michael.’

The company is planning to sell the gemstones in the diamond trade hub of Antwerp, Belgium.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT's business section

Podcasts