A subsidiary of the Alrosa concern, the Almazy Anabara company, announced a unique find. The diamond has a deep pink hue and is practically free from defects, measures 22.47x15.69x10.9 mm and weighs 27.85 carats. Colored diamonds weighing more than 10 carats are very rare, in the Alrosa deposits they can be found about once a year. Over the past eight years, the mining company has found only three pink diamonds weighing more than two carats, and the weight of the largest pink diamond discovered in 2012 is 3.86 carats. A new record has now been set.
At present, experts from ECO Alrosa and the cutting branch of Diamonds Alrosa are studying the stone in detail in order to decide on its future fate: the crystal will be put up for sale in the form of either a cut diamond or a rough diamond. “Large stones, especially of rare colors, are traditionally in high demand at auctions. There have never been any similar stones in the history of Alrosa, - notes the director of the concern Evgeny Agureev. “If a decision is made to cut this stone on our own, it will become the most expensive diamond in the history of Alrosa.”>