GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

Lev Leviev becomes largest rough diamond buyer at ALROSA's tender in Vladivostok

09 september 2016
( – LLD Diamonds (part of Leviev Group of Companies owned by Israeli businessman Lev Leviev) became the largest buyer of rough diamonds at ALROSA's first auction in Vladivostok, according to two sources close to the companies and CEO of GK Ruiz (part of the Leviev Group of Companies) Valery Morozov. ALROSA representative declined to comment. In early September, ALROSA sold 19 large stones weighing 1098 carats for $14.6 million on diamond tender in Vladivostok. LLD diamonds bought diamonds worth $6.4 million, Morozov said. Meanwhile, ALROSA sold 28 polished diamonds during the tender, 18 of which were fancy, for $3.6 million. LLD bought several diamonds for $796 000.
"ALROSA invited us to take part in the auction, and we were able to buy a big and rather attractive lot," - Morozov said. It was important for ALROSA from the political perspective to demonstrate that there is an infrastructure in Vladivostok for diamond trading and it is no worse than in Antwerp, Tel Aviv or Moscow, he explains. "Rough diamonds will be cut and polished, and some of them will be sold in one of the stores of Moscow Jewelry Plant, which is owned by Leviev," – according to a source close to the businessman's structures.
ALROSA plans to organize diamond auctions in Vladivostok regularly on the Eurasian Diamond Centre's trading floor. The Centre allows to accelerate the timing of transactions by facilitating customs and visa requirements, the company said.