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Alrosa uneraths its largest yellow diamond of 2018

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JSC AlmazyAnabara, a subsidiary of diamond miner Alrosa, extracted large 28.59-carat rough diamond of deep greenish-yellow hue. Following the assessment, the colour of the stone is defined as the rare Fancy Intense Yellow.

Today, it is the largest yellow rough diamond mined at Alrosa’s deposits since the beginning of 2018.

The diamond was discoveredat Ebelyakhplacer deposit in July; it has dimensions of 11.40 x 19.00 x 17.50 mm. This is a chip of the crystal with insignificant colorless inclusions on the surface.

“The extracted stone is our new unique discovery. Fancy colours are very rare in nature. This stone is also unique, because nature seemed to have prepared it for cutting and in advance gave it a pear-like shape. United Selling Organization of Alrosa and the company’s cutting division Diamonds Alrosa have yet to study the diamond and decide whether to auction it as a rough or to cut it into polished diamond. However, even now one can say this is a worthy specimen for replenishing our collection of coloured diamonds,” said EvgenyAgureev, the member of the executive committee, director of the United Selling Organisation of Alrosa.

AlmazyAnabara is traditionally the leader in the number of fancy-coloured stones. In 2017, AlmazyAnabaraalso extracted a unique 27.85-carat pure pink diamond- the largest pink stone in Alrosa’s history, and a large 34.17-carat vivid yellow diamond.

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