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DIACOLOR acquires the Lion Emerald 'The Inkalamu'


DIACOLOR a high luxury brand, reputed worldwide as a design destination where choicest gems and precious metals come together to create exceptional jewellery, under the expert craftsmanship of its artisans, acquires the most expensive Zambian rough The Inkalamu (Lion) Emerald, recently at the auction.

The Zambian HE Kapijimpanga, along with Founder & DIACOLOR Global, unveiled this rare gem stone.

denizens also descended to get a glimpse of this rare piece of nature's fine art. Those spotted in attendance included Designers Suneet Verma, Manav Gangwani, Leena Singh, Ambika Jain, Vickram Sharma, HE of to to name a few.

A 5655-carat emerald, the Inkalamu boasts of remarkable clarity and has a perfectly balanced golden green hue, the true worth of which is yet to be estimated. Unearthed at the world's largest mine by group Kagem Mine, this rarest of the rare rough has been dubbed Inkalamu or the Lion in Zambian language. has also contributed a percentage of sale proceeds of the auction to its conservation partners, the Zambian Carnivore Programme and the Niassa Carnivore Project.

Discovered in the eastern part of Kagem's largest open pit mine, an area that has been particularly fertile in recent months in recovering several significant crystals, this surpasses every other gem by its combined size, colour and clarity.

Auctioned in Singapore, the Inkalamu Emerald is yet another valuable addition to DIACOLOR's rare gem collection.

"The Inkalamu emerald is truly a unique and a rare find. At DIACOLOR, we believe in standing out and bringing the finest quality to our customers. And with this precious Emerald, we take a lot of pride in continuing the brand's legacy of collecting one a kind rare that will go down in the history", said Rajkumar Tongya, Founder & DIACOLOR.

"We at DIACOLOR are working tirelessly to bring back focus on India's heritage and legacy of unique and precious Gemstones. I consider these unique gemstones as nature's artwork. Because of the sheer size and color of the Inkalamu, it's acquisition is a of immense pride and prestige for everyone", said Rishabh Tongya,

DIACOLOR's oeuvre comprises of the finest Zambian emeralds in the world, breath taking Mozambican rubies and flawless diamonds, which includes some of the largest and finest stones to have been mined in history which includes 6,100-carat Insofu emerald discovered at the in Lufwanyama in 2010.

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 17:36 IST