Quick Answer: Where do our diamonds come from?

Where do most of the world’s diamonds come from?

Here NS Energy lists the world’s top five diamond mining countries by volume of production.

  1. Russia. Home to arguably the richest and largest diamond resources in the world, Russia tops the list with more than 12 open-pit mines. …
  2. Botswana. …
  3. Democratic Republic of Congo. …
  4. Australia. …
  5. Canada.

Do diamonds come from the earth?

Diamonds were formed over 3 billion years ago deep within the Earth’s crust under conditions of intense heat and pressure that cause carbon atoms to crystallise forming diamonds. Diamonds are found at a depth of approx. 150-200km below the surface of the Earth.

Who owns the most expensive diamond in the world?

Most Expensive Diamonds Comparison (data for 2021):

Diamond Carat weight Owner
The Winston Blue Diamond 13.22 carats Harry Winston, Inc.
The Wittelsbach Diamond 31.06 carats Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
The Perfect Pink Diamond 14.23 carats Unknown
The Heart of Eternity 27.64 carats De Beers Sa

How do we get diamonds out of the ground?

Open-pit mining, such as the Kimberley Big Hole, involves removing the layers of sand and rock found just above the Kimberlite. The ore in the pit is then broken up by blasting. Once this ore is broken, it is loaded and then transported to a primary ore crusher where the diamond extractor process begins.

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