world’s Largest Russian diamond mining company “ALROSA” reported the discovery of a diamond shape and colouring similar to a soccer ball. This is stated in the press release received by the editors “the Tape.ru”.
“Despite its small size, it is a unique find. Nature creates different shapes, but a diamond in the form of a soccer ball in the practice, we met for the first time. I hope that’s a good sign in advance of the performance of the national team of Russia in the quarterfinals,” — said General Director of “ALROSA” Sergei Ivanov.
Unique gemstone weight of 0.5 carats and a size of 3.5 x 3.2 mm found in the Arkhangelsk region on the pipe Karpinskogo-1 Wednesday, July 4.
the head of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov proposed to call a stone “Igor Akinfeev” in honor of goalkeeper of the national team of Russia on football. “It is remarkable that a diamond was discovered on the eve of the quarter-finals of the world Cup, where our team made it in many respects thanks to brilliant game of goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. I think it would be cool to call the discovery in his honor,” wrote the Governor post in “Vkontakte”.