ALROSA reported that it had sold 125 special-size (each weighing over 10.8 carats) rough diamonds, that together weighed a total of 2,090 carats, at its recently concluded auction from its Vladivostok centre. Overall revenue from the sale amounted to $9.1 million, with 24 firms placing winning bids.
ALROSA United Selling Organisation Director Evgeny Agureev commented, “The first auction this year in Vladivostok was completed with good results. The assortment is still in demand among the market participants from the largest centres of world diamond trade. I believe that interest in Vladivostok as a promising trading platform will only grow.”
The schedule of ALROSA's international auctions for special size rough diamonds includes four auctions in Vladivostok this year. The next auction there will take place in April with a further two scheduled for July and September.