Modi Gives Biden a 7.5 Ct. Lab-Grown Diamond


India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, gave President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden a 7.5 ct. lab-grown green diamond during his visit to the White House yesterday, according to India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The diamond, created in Surat, India, was placed in a box made using a Kashmiri papier-mâché process known as kar-e-kalamdani.

The ministry’s statement asserted that the diamond was also “green” in the environmental sense, noting that “eco-diversified resources like solar and wind power were used in its making.”

The diamond “symbolizes India’s 75 years of freedom and commitment to sustainable international relations,” said a statement from the prime minister’s office.

green diamond
The green(ish) diamond Modi gifted to the Bidens
The diamond in its special box

(Photos courtesy of India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting)

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By: Rob Bates

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