The Miners

A World of Coloured Diamond and Gemstone Mining

Coloured diamond and gemstone mining takes place all over the world, with certain regions producing coloured diamonds or specific types of gemstones, depending on the mineralogical structure of the terrain. While some gemstones, such as sapphires are found in numerous locations throughout the world, from Australia to Sri Lanka to the United States, others are more concentrated in specific areas. For example, the world's largest and best quality supply of emeralds originates in Colombia, while 95% of all pink, natural coloured diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Australia.