Alrosa’s World Cup play continues

Brecken Branstrator

With the 2018 World Cup taking place in its home country through mid-July, Alrosa is staying on the ball.

Thursday, the diamond mining company announced a competition open to the public to give the best original, football-related name, consisting of one or two words, to a rough diamond weighing 76.53 carats.

The winner will receive a ticket to the FIFA World Cup final, scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. EST on July 15 in Moscow, as well as a certificate proving the stone was named at her or his suggestion.

Suggestions are being accepted now through July 8 on DiamondsofRussia.Ru. The winner will be announced July 10.

Alrosa mined the 76.53-carat rough diamond at the International kimberlite pipe in March. It’s octahedron in shape with a yellowish tint, the company said.

It’s the main stone in a collection of large (more than 10.8 carats) diamonds Alrosa is selling at auction now in Moscow. There are 33 other stones in the group.

The results of the auction will be announced July 30.

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Source National Jeweler