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DIAMONDS: Stars of the Arctic – Vega, Altair and Capella



NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines have revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds ever recovered from the Diavik mine near Lac de Gras. Collectively known at the Diavik Stars of the Arctic, the Stars will headline Rio Tinto’s next specials tender that showcases rough diamonds larger than 10.8 carats.

These are the Stars of the Arctic – Vega, weighing 177.71 carats; Altair, 59.10 carats and white; and Capella, 24.82 carats and yellow.

The Stars of the Arctic will be showcased in Antwerp and Israel before bids close on Oct. 25. (Image: Rio Tinto)

The Diavik mine is a joint venture of Rio Tinto (60%) and Dominion Diamond (40%). Click here for more information.