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Miners Reveal Dates of 2022 Rough Sales

Jan 3, 2022 6:58 AM   By Rapaport News
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De Beers, Alrosa and Rio Tinto have released their schedules for this year’s contract sales, at which the miners offer the majority of their rough supply.

De Beers will stick with its format of 10 sights per year, while the calendar that Alrosa published features 11 contract sales. Rio Tinto will have 10 regular contract sales as well as several auctions and tenders.

De Beers sight dates

• Sight 1: January 17 to 21
• Sight 2: February 21 to 25
• Sight 3: March 28 to April 1
• Sight 4: May 3 to 6
• Sight 5: June 6 to 10
• Sight 6: July 11 to 15
• Sight 7: August 15 to 19
• Sight 8: September 19 to 23
• Sight 9: October 31 to November 4
• Sight 10: December 5 to 9

Alrosa Alliance contract sales

• January 24 to 28
• February 21 to 25
• March 21 to 25
• April 26 to 29
• June 2 to 8
• July 11 to 15
• August 15 to 19
• September 19 to 23
• October 17 to 21
• November 14 to 18
• December 12 to 16

Rio Tinto contract sales

• January 27 to 31
• February 23 to 25
• March 29 to 31
• May 4 to 6
• June 13 to 15
• July 12 to 14
• August 29 to 31
• September 29 to October 3
• November 24 to 28
• December 19 to 21

Rio Tinto auction sales

• January 3 to 17
Auction: January 18

• February 7 to 14
Auction: February 15

• March 10 to 18
Auction: March 21

• April 8 to 21
Auction: April 25

• May 17 to 25
Auction: May 27

• June 17 to 24
Auction: June 27

• August 5 to 18
Auction: August 19

• September 8 to 16
Auction: September 19

• October 31 to November 12
Auction: November 16

• November 30 to December 8
Auction: December 9

Rio Tinto tenders of special and colored diamonds

• March 21 to April 6
Bids close: April 7

• June 1 to 15
Bids close: June 21

• August 22 to September 5
Bids close: September 6

Image: Rough-diamond sorting. (Alrosa)
Tags: Alrosa, De Beers, diamonds, Rapaport News, Rio Tinto, Rough Diamonds, sight
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