ALROSA HOLDS FIRST DIAMOND TENDER IN NYC AFTER OFFICE REOPENs
DIAMONDS ALROSA, the cutting and polishing division of Russian mining giant Alrosa, held a polished diamond tender in New York this July – the first tender after Alrosa reopened its New York’s office. Alrosa first opened an office in New York in 2006, but it hasn’t operated since 2016. The office reopened for business in Spring 2018.
According to a press release, Alrosa sold 111 stones of standard color with total weight of 308.97 carats for a total of $1.5 million. Participating countries included Belgium, India, Israel and the US.
Pavel Vinikhin, director of DIAMONDS ALROSA, commented: “We brought to New York polished diamonds of various cuts, weighing from 2 to 6 carats. We were pleased to see great interest from American buyers, especially given the fact that this was our first tender in the US after a long break. We also succeeded in attracting new clients, and by the end of this year, we hope to hold one more tender, where we will bring a more interesting assortment”.