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

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

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

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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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Almazny Mir to be Put on Auction

19 august 2014

Russian Auction House (RAH) is to sell state-owned share in OJSC Almazny Mir, managing one of the buildings of the Russian largest diamond producer ALROSA. The property, partially occupied by the only Russian centre for customs clearance of precious stones and metals, can be valued at up to $50 million, Kommersant newspaper reports.
According to information obtained by Kommersant, the list of state-owned assets to be tendered by RAH includes the company charged with management of part of ALROSA’s assets.
The stake of 52.37% in Almazny Mir is estimated at RUB 845.1 million and it will become the second largest lot of a total of 45 lots to be sold by RAH subject to instructions of Rosimuschestvo.
OJSC Almazny Mir was established in 1999 on the basis of production complex of SUE Moscow Plant Kristall. The company manages property complex of diamond cutting arm of ALROSA which owns 43.7% share in Almazny Mir.
According to annual report for 2013, the main activity of the company is leasing of real estate, machinery and equipment. Its revenue for 2013 attained RUB144 million.
The main asset of the enterprise subject to privatization is the building located near the Sheremetyevo International Airport covering the area of 46,900 square meters, including 5,900 aquare meters occupied by ALROSA’s subsidiary Brillianty ALROSA. The facility also hosts structures representing specialized customs office of Central Excise Customs, divisions of Gokhran and State Assay Chamber, Diamond Chamber of Russia, gemological centers providing independent expertise and grading. It is the only center in Russia engaged in processing of documents related to precious stones and metals, for about 90% of exports and imports of jewellery cargoes.
Initially the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimuschestvo) and ALROSA were going to sell their stakes in OJSC Almazny Mir as a single lot. A source of Kommersant close to Rosimuschestvo said that the relevant negotiations are pending. ALROSA declined to comment on the issue.