ALROSA Mining News

Alrosa makes $90m in Israel

The world’s top diamond producer held six auctions this year in the Middle Eastern country.

Botswana Diamonds buys Alrosa’s stake in Sunland Minerals JV

The company acquired the remaining 50% in the joint venture from its previous partner and said negotiations were already advanced with an unnamed potential new associate.

ALROSA sells large rough diamonds in Vladivostok for $10.3 million

The company has sold 119 gem-quality rough diamonds with a total weight of 1,890 carats.

ALROSA reports October diamond sales $242.8 million – down 28% YoY

ALROSA's total diamond sales in January-October 2018 grew 6% YoY.

Alrosa recovers first rough diamond over 50 carats from new Yakutia deposit

The diamond's age is estimated at 350 million years, it weighs 51.49 carats and measures 23 by 22 by 15 mm.

Alrosa kicks off mining at new diamond field in Siberia

President Vladimir Putin, who attended the opening ceremony, said the new operation reinforced the state-controlled firm's position as a diamond world leader.

World’s two top diamond miners join forces to test blockchain pilot

Alrosa has joined rival De Beers' Tracr industry blockchain traceability platform, aimed at clearing the supply chain of imposters and conflict diamonds.

ALROSA starts large rough diamond auction in Vladivostok

For sale,166 gem-quality rough diamonds with a total weight of 2,607 carats.

Alrosa test non-dollar deals to sidestep any US sanctions

Several major Russian companies are exploring ways to do deals abroad without using dollars.

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.