NWT Diamond Centre


A great place to buy your diamond bling, this gallery also provides a good overview of diamond mining in Canada's frigid north. The accompanying video explains the difference between diamond types and why they truly are forever. Diamond-polishing sessions are held from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Striking aerial photos of the Lac de Gras mines too.

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