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ALROSA sells large rough diamonds in Vladivostok for $12.6 mln

21 september 2018
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has sold special size rough diamonds (over 10.8 carats) at the auction in Vladivostok.

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Image credit: ALROSA


In total, the company sold 108 gem-quality lots with total weight of 2,003 carats. Overall revenue from sales amounted to $12.6 million.
76 companies from Russia, mainland China, Hong Kong, the US, Israel, Belgium, India and UAE took part in the auction.
“The Far East is still of strategic interest for us in terms of expanding cooperation with China, and we traditionally invite companies from this country to participate in our auctions. The auctions in Vladivostok are particularly successful this year. We sold more than 100 diamonds of excellent quality at the latest auction, and got a good premium to the starting price. We plan to hold the next auction in Vladivostok in late October - early November,” Evgeny Agureev, the Member of the Executive committee, Director of the United Selling Organization of ALROSA, commented on the results.