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Who are the world leaders in diamond production?

World leaders in diamond production

Widely referred as ‘a woman’s best friend’ – Diamonds are one of the supreme gemstones that exist on earth. They symbolize perfection, beauty, and uniqueness, and hold a worldwide representation of fidelity, love, purity and innocence. Ever heard diamonds being called as kings of all crystals, stones of the mind and gemstones of the masters?

Well, they are indeed considered as the most powerful of all gemstone, for they are known to have healing properties. For example, they are extensively used in crystal healing therapies. Many theories suggest that diamonds have the ability to cleanse your aura and bring positivity into your minds. They can shed the negative emotions that may have become your energetic obstacles.

At their perfection, diamonds are colorless, but due to the presence of numerous foreign atoms like nitrogen, they tend to sustain a range of colors. White, black, pale pink, yellow, red, orange, green, blue, and brown diamonds are found, when one of the atoms is not carbon. For example, a diamond could be blue due to presence of single atom of boron.
The demand for diamonds in the international market has been on the rise. As of 2017, the United States of America boasts the largest consumer potential, and covers over half of the entire global demand. China, the second largest market for diamond jeweler.
When celebrating some of the special moments of life, diamonds are catching the eyes of people more than ever.

A diamond doesn’t reach a retail shop that easily. The procedure begins with mining, rough trading, manufacturing, jeweler setting and then, the precious stones reach the retail shops. There are few countries which have the abundance of natural resources and raw materials like diamonds. After the process of mining, these materials are exported to countries which have extensive and high-tech manufacturing centers. Similarly, after mining, the diamonds undertake a long journey before they reach the consumer.

Production countries are those where the diamonds are found and then mined. Russia is the world leader in terms of diamond production, with the major miner being ALROSA. The company accounts for 90% of the nation’s production. The diamonds produced here have different kinds of sizes, colors and clarities. One of the common features amid most of the Russian diamonds is that they have a Crystal shape, having sharp corners and eight faces.

Here is a list of top 10 diamond producing countries, as per British Geological Survey released in 2018 for years between 2012 to 2016.

Country Diamond production 2016 (Carats)
Russia 40,322,030
Botswana 20,954,000
Australia 13,958,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 12,377,000
Canada 11,103,500
Angola 9,021,767
South Africa 8,450,758
Zimbabwe 2,102,873
Namibia 1,584,168
Sierra Leone 549,502
Lesotho 342,014
Tanzania 226,599
Brazil 183,500
Ghana 141,530
Guyana 139,890
Guinea 112,796
Liberia 62,827
India 36,516
Côte d’Ivoire 20,235
Republic of the Congo 12,107
Central African Republic 10,957
Cameroon 3,000
China 127
World Total 121,700,000

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