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De Beers, Alrosa Reveal 2019 Sale Schedules

December 26, 2018

 

De Beers and Alrosa have released the dates of their rough-diamond sales for 2019. Next year, De Beers will not hold a sight in October, replacing it with a sight in August instead. Alrosa sales also include goods from its subsidiaries, Alrosa-Nurba, Severalmaz and Almazy Anabara. 

De Beers holds 10 sales, or sights, in Botswana every year, at which it sells about 90% of its rough supply to long-term clients, known as sightholders. Alrosa’s main contract sales are monthly, taking place in Moscow. 

De Beers sights 

 

  • Sight 1: January 21 to 25

  • Sight 2: February 25 to March 1

  • Sight 3: April 1 to 5

  • Sight 4: May 13 to 17 

  • Sight 5: June 17 to 21 

  • Sight 6: July 22 to 26 

  • Sight 7: August 19 to 23 

  • Sight 8: September 23 to 27 

  • Sight 9: November 4 to 8 

  • Sight 10: December 9 to 13 


Diamond Supply Agreement for Alrosa and its subsidiaries, Alrosa-Nurba, Severalmaz and Almazy Anabara

  • January 14 to 18 

  • February 11 to 15 (Excludes supply from Almazy Anabara) 

  • March 11 to 15 

  • April 8 to 12 

  • May 15 to 17 and May 20 to 21 (Excludes supply from Almazy Anabara) 

  • June 13 to 14 and June 17 to 19 (Excludes supply from Almazy Anabara) 

  • July 10 to 12 and July 15 to 16 (Excludes supply from Almazy Anabara) 

  • August 12 to 16 (Excludes supply from Almazy Anabara) 

  • September 9 to 13 

  • October 10 to 11 and October 14 to 16 

  • November 11 to 15 

  • December 5 to 6 and December 9 to 11


Image: A De Beers sightholder examining a parcel of rough diamonds. (De Beers)

 

Source: Rapaport

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