Alrosa nets $9 mn at diamond auction
Russia-based Alrosa, the world leader in the diamond mining industry, has successfully completed its own specialised True Colours auction in Hong Kong with a total sale of $9 million worth of coloured diamonds. Some 210 unique diamonds were sold in the first round. The hero stones, the stars of the collection with a particularly rare combination of qualities, generated enormous interest from bidders. One such star, which attracted a lot of attention from buyers around the world, was an oval cut Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow diamond weighing 15.11 carats. Chinese companies were particularly active in the bidding, Alrosa has said.