Al­rosa Presents The Dy­nasty Di­a­mond Col­lec­tion

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Al­rosa un­veiled a unique col­lec­tion of di­a­monds, called The Dy­nasty, man­u­fac­tured at its cut­ting and pol­ish­ing fa­cil­i­ties. With this col­lec­tion, Al­rosa in­tends to re­vive the tra­di­tions and mem­ory of renowned Rus­sian jew­ellers fa­mous for their crafts­man­ship and fil­i­gree. Rus­sia’s first cut­ting and pol­ish­ing factory was founded by Peter I early in the 18th century.

The Dy­nasty col­lec­tion con­sists of five di­a­monds and was cre­ated from a 179-carat rough di­a­mond called The Ro­manovs, which was re­cov­ered from Nyurbin­skaya kim­ber­lite pipe in the Repub­lic of Sakha (Yaku­tia) in 2015.

The cen­tre­piece of the col­lec­tion is a 51.38-carat di­a­mond, also called The Dy­nasty, that is the purest of all large di­a­monds ever man­u­fac­tured through­out Rus­sia’s jew­ellery his­tory. It is a 57-facet tra­di­tional round bril­liant­cut di­a­mond, Triple Ex­cel­lent, D, VVS1. As to over­all char­ac­ter­is­tics, it is un­prece­dented in the his­tory of Rus­sia – it is the most ex­pen­sive di­a­mond with the best clar­ity char­ac­ter­is­tics ever cut in the coun­try, Al­rosa noted. The Dy­nasty di­a­mond is ded­i­cated to Peter I and the Ro­manov dy­nasty.

Other di­a­monds in the col­lec­tion are named af­ter the dy­nas­ties that played a cru­cial role in the de­vel­op­ment of the Rus­sian jew­ellery. A 16.67-carat round bril­liant­cut di­a­mond, the sec­ond by weight, was named The Shereme­tevs. The Orlovs is a 5.05-carat oval di­a­mond. The Vorontsovs is a 1.73-carat pear-cut di­a­mond, and The Yusupovs is a 1.39-carat di­a­mond.

Sergey Ivanov, pres­i­dent of Al­rosa, said: “This col­lec­tion is re­ally unique. All five di­a­monds were man­u­fac­tured from one rough di­a­mond, which is an ex­cep­tional case. It took a year and a half to cre­ate the col­lec­tion. But the re­sult was worth it, we have ob­tained amaz­ing qual­ity di­a­monds. And the main di­a­mond, The Dy­nasty, has be­come the purest of the largest di­a­monds through­out the his­tory of jew­ellery in our coun­try. The whole col­lec­tion was cer­ti­fied by the Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica (GIA) to con­firm its char­ac­ter­is­tics. Less than 1% of di­a­monds in the world have such char­ac­ter­is­tics as colour D and clar­ity VVS1. And such char­ac­ter­is­tics of pol­ished di­a­monds ob­tained from one rough di­a­mond are ex­cep­tional. To be sure, it is a mas­ter­piece of Rus­sian pol­ish­ers.”

All five di­a­monds in The Dy­nasty col­lec­tion were man­u­fac­tured by crafts­men from Di­a­monds Al­rosa, Al­rosa’s cut­ting and pol­ish­ing divi­sion.

Pavel Vinikhin, di­rec­tor of di­a­monds, Al­rosa, said: “The creation of The Dy­nasty was of great im­por­tance. This stone gives a start to a new stage in the de­vel­op­ment of Al­rosa’s cut­ting divi­sion that will ac­tively de­velop pol­ish­ing of ex­tra-large and coloured di­a­monds. The Dy­nasty demon­strated that we can do it at the high­est level. We work a lot on the tech­nique, com­bine mod­ern tech­nolo­gies with the se­crets of jew­ellers of the Rus­sian Im­pe­rial Court. And we ex­pect that the re­vival of their tra­di­tions will be a wor­thy con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of the Rus­sian jew­ellery stones’ brand in the global mar­ket.”

The col­lec­tion will be sold at a spe­cial on­line auc­tion sched­uled for Novem­ber 2017.

The Dy­nasty col­lec­tion was cre­ated from the 179-carat rough di­a­mond called The Ro­manovs. The five di­a­monds that make up The Dy­nasty col­lec­tion.

The 51.38-carat Dy­nasty di­a­mond is the purest of all large di­a­monds ever man­u­fac­tured in Rus­sia.

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