ALROSA Mining News

ALROSA extracts rare fancy intense yellow diamond

It is the largest yellow rough diamond mined at ALROSA's deposits this year.

Russia's Alrosa sales in 2019 to exceed production by 1-2 mln carats – RIA

Russian diamond miner Alrosa said on Tuesday that its sales next year would be 1-2 million carats higher than its production in 2019.

Alrosa brings coloured diamonds to Hong Kong in effort to conquer China

As part of its plans to expand into that market, Alrosa will hold its first “True Colour” auction of coloured polished diamonds, during the Hong Kong Gem & Jewellery Fair taking place this month.

Alrosa sells its most expensive diamond to date

The company said that the Dynasty diamond “is the purest of all large diamonds manufactured throughout the Russian jewelry history.”

Alrosa to start diamond mining at Zarya by 2019

Total diamond resources are estimated to contain 3.5 million carats of diamonds.

Death by diamonds: Suicides wipe the shine off India's gem trade

Over 80 percent of the total workforce earn a piece rate of 1 to 25 rupees for each stone they polish and have no social benefits.

Alrosa unearths diamond shaped as soccer ball

The 0.50-carat stone was found at the company’s Karpinskaya-1 pipe, located in the northern Arkhangelsk Region.

Alrosa to auction "football" diamonds, the largest one to be named by fansto auction "football" diamonds, the largest one to be named by fans

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, offers fans to choose a "football" name for large rough diamond weighing 76.53 carats.

Russian diamond producer Alrosa says H1 sales to exceed initial expectations

Alrosa's 2018 production is expected at 36.6 million carats but its sales will be higher than its production - at about 40 million carats.

ALROSA representative elected as RJC Vice Chair

On May 17, Peter Karakchiev, ALROSA's Head of International Relations, was elected as RJC's Vice Chairman at its 2018 annual general meeting held in Moscow.

Russia's Alrosa sees rosy prospects from colourful diamonds

The global market for polished coloured diamonds is now dominated by Rio Tinto and Anglo American's De Beers. But state-controlled Alrosa aims to compete.

Alrosa steps up diamond marketing as miner eyes more cutting

Alrosa has traditionally focused on rough-diamond mining but is gradually changing its business after Sergey Ivanov became CEO a year ago.

Alrosa to acquire one of the world’s largest diamond polishing firms

Russia's Kristall cuts around 300,000 carats annually and generates revenue of around $200 million.

ALROSA sells large diamonds for USD 14.8 million at the auction in Vladivostok

The United Selling Organization (USO) of ALROSA sold 101 special size rough diamonds with the total weight of 1751.1 carats.

World’s top diamond producer first-quarter output hit by mine accident

Alrosa's production fell by 17% in the first three months of the year mainly due to the halt of its Mir underground mine and lower-grade ores processed from the Jubilee pipe.

Russia's Alrosa says diamonds sales at $559.5 mln in March

Alrosa's total diamond sales in the first quarter 2018 amounted to $1.606 billion, the company said.

Alrosa launches synthetics diamonds detector

The portable machine screens polished diamonds and jewellery, identifying synthetics as well as treated stones.

Russian diamond company Alrosa posts 28% profit fall

The average price of its gem-quality diamonds fell by 9% in 2017, it said, citing "changes in the product mix".

ALROSA rough diamond reserves grew to almost 1.2 billion carats in 2017

Total diamond reserves, taking into account the explored deposits under the National Reserves Committee standards, increased by 57.8 million carats during the year.

Global diamond supply expected to decrease this year

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst, estimates supply will fall 3.4% to 147 million carats.

New large stones found at Yubileynaya pipe

In January 2018, ALROSA recovered two gem-quality stones weighing 97.92 carats and 85.62 carats.

ALROSA's subsidiary supplies 27 X-ray sorters for the Cullinan Mine

The Cullinan Mine is owned 74% by Petra Diamonds Limited and is renowned as the source of very rare blue diamonds and large, high quality gem diamonds.

Alrosa ups Q4 diamond output, mulls Mir mine future

The Russian state-controlled diamond miner increased fourth-quarter production by 6 percent year-on-year to 10.1 million carats as a shutdown at its Mir mine was offset by higher output at other assets.

Alrosa inks long-term diamond supply deals with 67 clients

Miner aims at selling around 40 million carats of diamonds in 2018 provided market conditions are favourable.

Alrosa buys stake in Angola's largest diamond deposit for $70 million

Deal provides the diamond giant with access to a production base outside Russia.