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Where Are the World's Most Expensive Diamonds Mined?

Africa is a major producer of high-quality diamonds. Angola's Catoca mine is among the world's largest, and South Africa is famous for its historic diamond mines, including the discovery of the largest gem-quality rough diamond, the Cullinan diamond.
In 2023, Russia remained the leading diamond miner and even surpassed Botswana in the value of mined gems, according to Sputnik calculations based on Kimberley Process data.
African regions are known for their significant contributions to the global diamond market, producing stones that range from high-quality industrial diamonds to exceptionally valuable gemstones used in fine jewelry.
Check out Sputnik Africa's infographic to learn more about which African countries continue to be global players in the diamond market!