177 Carat Diamond Among the Stars of the Arctic

Vega Arctic Rough Diamond

The three diamonds dubbed the “Diavik Stars of the Arctic” are, from left to right, the 177.71 carat “Vega,” the 24.82 carat “Capella” and the 59.10 carat “Altair.” Rio Tinto is offering the diamonds via tender, with bids closing later this month.

Known collectively as the “Stars of the Arctic,” the biggest of the three is “Vega of the Arctic,” a 177.71 carat rough diamond Vega Arctic Rough Diamondthat Rio Tinto said is one of the largest and most valuable gem quality diamonds to ever come out of Canada.