This discovery is the rarest of all finds to date. The 0.329-carat diamond has been given the name "Beating Heart" by the firm, who suggested the name based on the initial sentiments that were evoked when seeing the stone for the first time.
According to the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the stone is currently considered to be among the rare diamonds, along with the Matryoshka diamond.
For the benefit of those who are unaware, Russian diamond miners recently discovered a diamond that included another diamond encased inside it, similar to the way a Matryoshka doll works.
It was the very first of its kind to be found in Siberia, Russia, and it was an extremely rare diamond. The Matryoshka diamond remains the first diamond of its kind ever discovered in the history of diamond mining around the globe until 2019.
The most recent discovery to come out of Gujarat in India is noteworthy. This particular diamond is one of the rarest examples of its kind since it contains another, smaller diamond.
One of the most important diamond processing centers in the world is located in Surat. Diamonds from all around the world come to this location to be cut and polished.
The rough stone had been included in a larger lot of stones. Around the month of October 2022, V D Global made the discovery of the D-colored diamond weighing 0.329 carats. Media reports quoting Vallabh Vaghasiya, chairman of V D Global said:
While examining roughs at our Surat facility, we found this rare piece of diamond that had another smaller piece trapped inside, but moving freely, which we had never come across earlier.- Media
“We named it 'Beating Heart' based on our initial feelings upon seeing the unique stone,” Vaghasiya added.
VDG Global is a diamond manufacturer that has operations in Surat and Mumbai and has a presence in business all over the world. They are rightsholders for the De Beers Group.
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The company informed De Beers and the stone was transported to the laboratory of the corporation in Maidenhead, which is located in the United Kingdom, for additional examination.
Using the instruments developed by the De Beers Group Institute, researchers were able to carry out a variety of tests, including preliminary analysis, optical and scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence imaging, and more (DBGI).
The newsof the discovery came from the De Beers Institute of Diamonds (DBID), which is a subsidiary of the De Beers Group. They asserted that the diamond is now included in the select category of extremely rare stones.
According to various media outlets, Samantha Sibley, a technical educator for the De Beers Group Ignite:
I have never seen anything like the 'Beating Heart' during my three decades in the diamond sector. Using the expertise of De Beers Group, we can shed light onto the formation and structure of this natural specimen and share these insights with a wider community of diamond professionals.- Samantha Sibley