December sight is estimated at $600 million. With minor adjustments to prices and assortment qualities reported in categories.
Sightholders and brokers reported that 25 percent boxes were deferred or left on the table.
An India a sightholder said that they had already complained at the previous two De Beers sights that prices were too high to polish diamonds with a profit. We haven’t seen any movement from De Beers so there was other option but to leave the goods.
Diamantes said that prices at the ALROSA sale declined, and the negative sentiment at the sight reflected the mood in the rough market at large.
Rough trade on the open market was week, even though boxes were offered at a loss with generous credit terms.