Countries where diamonds
are found and mined or sold
Diamonds industry starts with discovery of diamonds ore, mining
it, rough or uncut trading, manufacturing or polishing of diamonds, setting in jewelry, and finally retailing
diamonds jewelry and loose diamonds. These are some of the most important diamond centers in the
Diamond Countries and Centers
Best Known Diamond Mines
While Australia, Canada, Russia and South
Africa produce most of world's diamonds, there are some diamond mines that are better known than
others. These are large mines, unique in their own right.
For centuries Amsterdam has been a major historical location for the diamonds
industry. It is prominent in worldwide distribution and marketing of diamonds, as well as being a
major tourist destination.
Considered to be among the whitest diamonds in
the world, Canadian diamonds have a strong reputation for quality and integrity, being
conflict-free diamonds. There are 4 major diamond mines in Canada.
Diamonds from Brazil
No gemstone investment has been a better one than investing in diamonds.
There can be the occasional exception, but it's rare. Tha main reason for this is the diamond
Diamonds in Australia
One of the best known diamond mines in the
world is located in Argyle, in far northeast Western Australia. It's also home to Ellendale diamond
mine, which is famous for its rare yellow diamonds.
Diamonds in Israel
Hundreds of diamond companies in Israel specialize in all sectors of the
diamond trade. they operate out of the Israel Diamond Exchange, which is located in Ramat Gan, near
the city of Tel Aviv.
Diamonds in the
The actual value of polished diamonds market is estimated to be more than 20 billion dollars globally, while
diamond sales in Belgium's Antwerp city are over 50 billion dollars annually.
Top diamond producing
countries, when it comes to mining,
- Russian Federation
- DR Congo
- South Africa
- Sierra Leone
These are the most significant countries where the bulk of
world diamonds are mined.
Some of the world's largest diamonds have been found in these countries. However, some of these large
diamonds have also been found in the countries of India, Brazil and the US.
Read more about large diamond sales in our
diamonds News column.