Why have so many huge diamonds been found recently? - BBC News.
The Cullinan Diamond was the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No.2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905.It was named after Thomas Cullinan, the mine's chairman.In April 1905, it was put on sale in London, but despite considerable interest, it was still unsold after two years.
Russia holds what is believed to be the world’s largest and richest diamond resources. They are the world’s largest producer and exporter of rough diamonds by volume. In 2014, Russian miners extracted an estimated 38-39 million carats of diamonds.
The world’s largest trading centers, which concentrate the bulk of trade in natural rough diamonds, are India, Belgium, the UAE, the USA, Hong Kong and Israel. Being sold from mines, natural rough diamonds arrive at cutting and polishing plants to become polished diamonds that will be used in jewelry making.
The report also criticized the world’s largest diamond market, in Antwerp, Belgium, for not verifying the origin of the diamonds traded there. Trade associations therefore joined human rights groups and the UN in establishing the Kimberley Process, a certification scheme that in 2003 began to verify whether exporting countries’ diamonds were “conflict-free.”.
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Petra Diamonds, the biggest listed diamond company in the world, based in the tax haven of Jersey, had registered a consignment of 14 kilos (30 pounds.) However, according to the Tanzanian.
The US trade war with Beijing has wiped out sales targets of the world’s largest diamond producer Alrosa in China and hit purchases by the country’s tourists in the west.