Yakutia Diamond Week

Yakutia Diamond Week

Russia’s largest Republic Sakha (Yakutia) that accounts for 98% of domestic and for nearly one-third of global diamond extraction will hold Diamond Week on September 2-7, 2014. The event will be organized with the support from the Sakha Republic Government.

Mirny Diamond Mine

Kimberlite pipe. The City of Myrny, Yakutia. Visit world’s largest diamond mine and center of Russian diamond-mining industry. Photo: Yakutia Airlines

Diamond Week will consist of a visit to the republic’s administrative center Yakutsk, and a trip to Mirny, a diamond-mining center about 800 km west of Yakusk. It’s a unique chance for participants to see the whole process from the extraction, grading and cutting of diamonds to how rough stones are being transformed into exquisite jewelry.

Yakutia Diamond Week

Photo: Planeta Yakutia

Yakutia Diamond Week

Photo: Planeta Yakutia

Yakutsk

Photo:  Yakutsk, capital of Sakha Republic, courtesy of Yakutia Airlines

Lena Pillars

Photo: Lena Pillars nature park, courtesy of Yakutia Airlines

Each city will also offer a range of activities, including tours to Permafrost Kingdom, an underground tourist attraction inspired by the extreme cold of Yakutia, visits to Chochur-Muran Ethnography Museum, Mammoth Museum, boat tour to Lena Pillars nature park, and more. There will be an unprecedented discount for jewelry during Diamond Week in all Yakutia jewelry shops. Diamond Week will also host Diamond Exhibition to showcase the most exclusive jewelry, International Diamond Auction, Diamond Cutting and Jewelry Industry Summit, and Diamond Ball & Concert. Read more…

Yakutia Airlines’ summer service from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Khabarovsk will offer opportunities to connect to Russian Far East gateways, including Yakutsk. If you need help in arranging your trip to Yakutsk, let us know.

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