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...

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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

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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16 august 2021

Rosimushchestvo and ALROSA reached a deal on selling OJSC Almazny Mir

15 october 2014
Russian Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimushchestvo) and ALROSA reached a deal on selling OJSC Almazny Mir, the agency says.
According to the federal property privatization plan adopted by the Russian Government, 99,74% of Almazny Mir shares shall be sold a single lot. Russian Federation owns 52,37% of the stake, while ALROSA holds 47,37%.
An independent seller will be selling the lot in Q III-IV 2015.
“Selling of consolidated shares of OJSC Almazny Mir shall allow the government to maximize the revenue from the deal, and also to attract strategic, field-oriented investors for the purpose of developing the company as logistics and customs center working with precious stones and metals imports and exports”, Rosimushchestvo deputy head Ivan Alekseev said.
OJSC Almazny Mir was established in 1999 on the basis of production complex of Moscow Plant Kristall.
On the premises of Almazny Mir logistics and customs terminal was created to manage precious stones and metals operations. The premises also house the only Russian center for processing documents concerning precious stones and metals imports and exports. 90% of export-import cargo containing precious stones and metals are formalized via the center.

Pavel Tolmach, Rough&Polished