On November 11, at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva a 14.83-carat pink diamond with unique characteristics of Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Internally Flawless was sold for $ 26.6 mln. After cutting, it was named “the Spirit of the Rose” in honor of one of the famous ballets of the famous Russian dancer of the early XX century, Vaclav Nijinsky. It is the largest of the currently existing pink diamonds in the world. The stone became of the main lots of the November auction of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva.
The stone was cutted at ‘Diamonds of ALROSA’ from a unique 27.85 – carat diamond produced at the Ebelyakh placer deposit by another ALROSA subsidiary, Almazy Anabara JSC, under the leadership of Chief engineer Andrey Karhu, who recently became ALMAR’s General manager.
Ebelyakh placer deposit is one of the richest discoveries of large diamonds rare fancy colors in Russia, it is located in the Lena-Anabar diamondiferous subprovince in the Yakut Arctic along with deposits Beenchimee and Khatystakh, which developed by ALMAR. The diamonds extracted by ALMAR from these deposits have similar characteristics and a common source with Ebelyakh stones and belong to the so-called ‘Ebelyakh’ type. With the closure of the Australian Argyle deposit at the end of 2020, the supplier of 90% of the high-quality pink diamonds on the market, experts predict an increase in interest in ebelyakh type diamonds.