Once centred in Africa, diamond production now occurs in many countries throughout the world..
Since the 1870’s most of the world’s gem-quality diamonds have been mined in Africa. The diamond production map above shows the fifteen countries with the highest recent production of gem-quality diamonds for a recent five-year period.
The map illustrates that diamond production has spread to many parts of the world. Diamond production in Russia and Canada has grown rapidly and these countries diversify the geographic distribution of gem-quality diamond production.