ALROSA revealed the most expensive diamond ever faceted in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria collection show diamond Dynasty in MoscowALROSA revealed the most expensive diamond ever faceted in Russia© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

ALROSA presented a unique private collection of diamonds cut, including the most expensive of all the large stones ever faceted in Russia, said in a statement.

The collection, dubbed «Dynasty» consists of five diamonds and is crafted from a single diamond carat weight 179. Unique crystal, named «Romanov», was produced in 2015 diamondiferous Nyurbinskaya mine in Yakutia. All the stones of the collection were made by artists, Brillianty ALROSA, the cutting unit of ALROSA.

The main diamond — cut Triple Exсellent (highest quality cut), a traditional round shape with 57 facets, weighing 51,38 carat with quality characteristics D, VVS1. For the aggregate quality characteristics it is unique in the history of Russia is the most clean and expensive diamond ever faceted in Russia, the report says.

The rest of the diamonds in the collection are named after the dynasties that played an important role in the development of Russian jewelry. The second weight round brilliant 16.67 carats named «the». Diamond «Orlov» 5.05 carats has an oval shape. «Vorontsov» — a diamond in the shape of a pear with a weight of 1.73 carats. Diamond «Yusupov» has a weight of 1.39 carats.

«The creation of the collection took one and a half years. All of it is certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and received confirmation of its unique characteristics. Color D and VVS1 quality are less than 1% of diamonds in the world. And these characteristics of the diamond obtained from a single diamond — an exceptional case,» — said the President of «ALROSA» Sergei Ivanov, whose words are reported.

«In my opinion, the price may not be less than $ 10 million. Will sell the set,» — said Ivanov.

The auction of the collection scheduled for November this year and will be held in online format on its own platform «ALROSA». To participate you must apply for a special site collection. After the exposition in Moscow, the stones will go to the preshow in countries such as Israel, USA and China.