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Indian non-sightholders happy with De Beers’ approach

25 july 2014

The Indian diamond industry, which is plagued by a perpetual rough diamond shortage, has welcomed De Beers’ announcement with much cheer.
De Beers has now adopted more flexible sales approach through which non-sightholders will have the opportunities to purchase rough diamonds from sightholder sales. The updated allocations model will involve a new method for determining sightholder sales to rough diamond customer base. A simplified, compliance and demand-based customer qualification process is being introduced.
In the CEO of De Beers Group-Philippe Mellier’s words the "The sightholder system has been at the heart of our selling model for decades and it will continue to be central to our approach in the new contract period. However, the changes we are introducing will provide greater flexibility in purchasing opportunities at De Beers. To those expressing strong demand for the rough diamonds, we sell to them on a term contract basis as sightholders, while also offering more opportunities for non-sightholder diamond businesses to demonstrate their demand for De Beers’ rough diamonds.”
De Beers' 90 per cent of rough diamond availability by value is sold through sightholder sales at Gaborone. As of now, the De Beers Group of Companies has updated the model for the allocation of rough diamonds by global sightholder sales in respect with the March 2015 to March 2018 contractual period.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India