Alrosa Presents The Dynasty Diamond Collection
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.