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The massive Mir mine has a diameter of almost 1.5 kilometres and is 525 metres deep. During its peak, the mine was producing around two million carats of diamonds each year. The famous 130.85 carat Olonkho diamond, which is worth around $430,000 was found in its depths.

While the mine was shut down in the a series of tunnels underneath the mine still produce around six million carats of diamonds a year.

[Detail] PLATINUM, COLORED DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND SAUTOIR The pendant centering an old European-cut diamond of yellow hue weighing approximately 2.90 carats, accented by 10 calibré-cut sapphires, further set with numerous old mine, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.00 carats, suspended by a chain set at intervals with single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats, length 41 inches; circa 1920.

[Detail] PLATINUM, COLORED DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND SAUTOIR The pendant centering an old European-cut diamond of yellow hue weighing approximately 2.90 carats, accented by 10 calibré-cut sapphires, further set with numerous old mine, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.00 carats, suspended by a chain set at intervals with single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats, length 41 inches; circa 1920.

The 14.62-carat stone, the "Oppenheimer Blue (1647×2200)

The Oppenheimer Blue diamond, which goes to the auction at Christie's Geneva on May

2 carat Diamonds by HadarDiamonds.com . 2.20 carat Pear Cut Diamond.  Top-tier E color, SI2, Laser Drilled Diamond.  Impressive size, no frosting at the tip, no bow-tie, and beautiful shoulders.  Actual video available.

2 carat Diamonds by HadarDiamonds.com . 2.20 carat Pear Cut Diamond. Top-tier E color, SI2, Laser Drilled Diamond. Impressive size, no frosting at the tip, no bow-tie, and beautiful shoulders. Actual video available.

The centrepiece of Sotheby’s November auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva - a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier...

The centrepiece of Sotheby’s November auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva - a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier.

Diamond 101.73-carat sells for $26.7million at Geneva auction - CapeLux.com

A colorless, pear-shaped diamond recently bought by Harry Winston.

FANCY VIVID YELLOW DIAMOND RING, CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS The heart-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamond of fancy vivid yellow color weighing 10.05 carats, framed by round diamonds, mounted in platinum and 22 karat gold, size 6½, signed Christopher, numbered K6036.

FANCY VIVID YELLOW DIAMOND RING, CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS The heart-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamond of fancy vivid yellow color weighing 10.05 carats, framed by round diamonds, mounted in platinum and 22 karat gold, size 6½, signed Christopher, numbered K6036.

Largest blue diamond - so far... from Cullinan/Petra mine near Pretoria South Africa

Petra Diamonds Limited announces the recovery of a carat blue diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The stone is considered to be a high quality gem diamond of top colour.

can't go wrong with a large pink diamond. 5 carats 0_o

can't go wrong with a large pink diamond.

Sotheby's 74.79 carat, D, VVS1, potentially flawless, type II1, pear shaped diamond.

Sotheby's carat, D, potentially flawless, type pear shaped diamond.

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