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...

20 september 2021

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

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

ALROSA’s employee accused of diamond fraud

10 june 2019

An employee of the ALROSA company and its two associates are accused of stealing diamond products from the company, according to the mass media.
According to Kommersant, the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated a case against Elena Kanunnikova and her two accomplices for the illegal circulation of precious stones. During the searches, 500 diamonds weighing more than 2,000 carats and 11 diamonds worth more than $3 million were confiscated. 

Image credit: ALROSA

The report also says that on June 6, the Investigative Committee of Russia, together with the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), carried out an operation to apprehend alleged criminals who intended to steal another parcel of diamonds worth 22 million rubles. After the search, $2 million and 500 euros in cash were seized. A citizen of Russia and Georgia, Vladimir Tabidze, and a citizen of Russia, Vladimir Gordinsky, who are accused of the theft, also kept jewelry, in particular, 30 time pieces studded with diamonds.
At the moment, all the alleged criminals are kept in custody.
Alrosa has confirmed the information of the Federal Security Service and the Investigative Committee of Russia on the prevention of diamond theft.
The company reported that the operation was carried out with the direct participation of the ALROSA security service.
The company did not comment on the course of the investigation and conducts its own internal investigation.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg