- Russia is the world’s largest producer of diamonds by volume.
- It can take months or even years for a diamond to make it from a mine to becoming a piece of jewelry. After being mined in a remote region of Siberia, a diamond is taken to an ore treatment facility, where the gem is extracted from the ore.
- Then, it goes to a sorting facility 200 miles away in the diamond mining town of Mirny, where the stones are sorted by size, color, and quality – both manually and via sorting machines.
- Finally, the diamond goes to the polishing and cutting read more >>>
Source : BusinessInsider.Com