|Russian mining company Alrosa has announced that a 34.17-carat yellow diamond has been recovered by its subsidiary Almazy Anabara.
The diamond, the largest fancy-colored rough stone extracted by the company this year, was extracted from Ebelyakh alluvial deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and is described as "transparent intense yellow crystal with a small inclusion in the intermediate zone."
Alrosa notes that the stone will be delivered to its United Selling Organization ALROSA (USO ALROSA) in Moscow by the end of this month, where the company's specialists will give it a more detailed and accurate assessment.
"This year for ALROSA has already hit the record in the number of large fancy-colored stones," says Evgeny Agureev, Director of the United Selling Organization ALROSA. "We used to extract fancy-colored rough diamonds over 10 carats once a year on the average. This year, we have already recovered several large fancy-colored diamonds, and this 34.17-carat yellow stone is the largest one so far."Continues Agureev: "The Company's specialists are still to study the stone more in detail, but we can say in advance that it is fancy vivid yellow, which is very rare and highly valued. The stone will become a worthy addition to our collection of large rare-colored diamonds that we are forming and will bring to the market."