Russian miner Alrosa is holding a digital tender for special-sized rough diamonds of over 10.8 carats to allow clients to make purchases amid Covid-19-induced travel restrictions.
The auction is taking place between March 23 and April 6.
As a precautionary measure, the company cancelled its upcoming auctions of large diamonds and instead encouraged customers to participate in a digital tender.
“The digital tender is based on the technology that provides customers with a full digital scan of each rough diamond for detailed analysis,” revealed Alrosa. This allows buyers to thoroughly evaluate the rough based on comprehensive data and make informed purchasing decisions remotely.
The miner started holding monthly digital tenders in October last year, adding that customers are likewise interested in such a format, in addition to a traditional mode of sales.