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Russian Diamonds Are Quietly Flowing Again After Sanctions Chaos

Mining giant Alrosa is selling large amounts of diamonds to Indian buyers.

Alrosa PJSC Reveals Its Largest Pink Diamond And Main Sorting Center

Source: Bloomberg

The panic that gripped the diamond world this year is starting to unwind as sanctioned Russian mining giant Alrosa PJSC has quietly revived exports to near pre-war levels.

Alrosa accounts for about a third of global rough-diamond supply, and the $80 billion industry was thrown into turmoil as cutters, polishers and traders hunted for ways to keep buying from Russia while their banks couldn’t or wouldn’t finance payments. The sudden shortage of stones sent diamond prices surging, especially for the smaller and cheaper gems that Alrosa specializes in.