A yellow diamond discovered in the Northwest Territories
YELLOW KNIFE –
Owners of a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories say workers have recovered what is likely Canada’s largest fancy bright yellow diamond.
The Arctic Canadian Diamond Company says the 71.26-carat diamond was recovered from its Ekati mine on August 25.
Fancy colored diamonds are rare gems where the stone has a strong color.
Yellow diamonds get their color from the presence of nitrogen.
The color intensity grading system for fancy diamonds ranges from pale to fancy vivid.
A 552-carat rough yellow diamond was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the territory in 2018.
It holds the record for the largest gem-quality diamond found in North America and one of the 30 largest in the world.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 23, 2022.