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Diamond quality inspection. Handheld magnifying lens being used to inspect a cut and polished diamond for quality. Diamonds are mined from underground diamond deposits in a rough, unpolished state, and they need to be cut and polished by expert gem cutters. This diamond has been produced by the Kristall Smolensk company in Smolensk, Russia. The company, the first and largest polished diamond manufacturer in Russia, was founded in 1963. Photographed in 2006.
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