The diamond’s cost was one of the highest in recent years
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Graff Diamonds well-known global brand of premium jewelry acquired a “Firebird” unique yellow diamond weighing 20,69 carats, manufactured by ALROSA cutting department.
The yellow diamond was named after the “Firebird” ballet, premiered at the Grand Opera in Paris in 1910. The plot is based on the Russian folk tale of the Firebird and the opportunities and difficulties it can bring to its owner.
“The total cost per carat has been one of the highest for such diamonds in recent years,” says ALROSA Diamond Company.
It is noted that the Asher-cut diamond has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as “fancy bright yellow” – the highest degree of color saturation. The diamond is also a VS1purity (almost no inclusions) and an Excellent for its symmetry and polishing.
“This bright yellow diamond with high purity and an interesting cut shape is unique. From the photograph, it is even hard imagine the richness of color and the play of light it possesses. Such diamonds are extremely rare in the market,” says GIA Director of Quality John King.
The unique diamond is part of the Spectacle collection, dedicated to the Russian ballet, that also includes a unique pink diamond weighing 14,8 carats – “Phantom of Rose,” that is definitely to be the most expensive diamond in Russian history.
“We are pleased that this outstanding diamond has been acquired by an equally outstanding owner. Without a doubt, it can become a “heart” of exclusive jewelry. This deal is the first direct purchase of Graff from ALROSA without intermediaries, and I hope that it will be the beginning of a new phase of our interaction. We are pleased to see the confidence of the largest industry participants to the company, growing due to our efforts in the field of business transparency and social responsibility,” said ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov.