The Matryoshka Diamond, the diamond within a diamond

Matryoshka Diamond

A free-moving diamond was find within another diamond.

Mined in Yakutia at the Nyurba mining and processing division of Alrosa, Siberia and named after the Russian matryoshka dolls, this diamond is the first and only such diamond in the entire history of our planet.

With measurements of 4.8 x 4.9 x 2.8mm, and the internal cavity volume of of 6 mm3, and the internal crystal volume of only 1.6 mm3 with an estimated weight of 0.02ct (or 0.004 gr). the diamond on the inside measures in at 1.9 x 2.1 x 0.6mm.

The saying: “Dynamite comes in small packages” springs to mind. What it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in uniqueness. Reasonably, at this stage, it has no pricetag.

According to reports, an Alrosa spokesman said the company plans to send the Matryoshka diamond to the Gemological Institute of America for further analysis.

Wondering how the airspace was formed during the growth period of this amazing crystal, I am very much looking forward to see what the scientists at GIA come up with.

The Matryoshka Diamond, the diamond within a diamond