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Processing rough diamonds

Project No: #19280
Capital needed
USD 200,000
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Minimum investment per investor: 25000
Country: Sierra Leone
Reason for needing Capital: Working Capital
Stage: Finished product
Ideal Investor Role: Indifferent
Highlights: 1. Our SL partner gives us access to the best diamonds at competitive prices
2. Our local presence in Kono allows us to build relationships with miners
3. Local presence give us early warning when the target stones are available
4. Our use of technology gives us the ultimate value of the stone at purchase
5. Partnering with Gem houses allows fast effective cutting and sale
What you offer to investors?: An opportunity to be a partner in an exciting, profitable business which is also bringing much needed funds to villages in Sierra Leone.
Business plan:
Executive summary:
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Alluvial Gold and Diamonds supplies private costumers and the jewelry
& wholesale market in Antwerp with high quality diamonds at competitive

Alluvial Gold and Diamonds (Alluvial GD)
supplies the professional and private diamond markets with fresh polished and
certificated diamonds of 4 to 8 carats. 
By selling them at competitive prices Alluvial GD achieves a quick
return on investment from each stone it purchases.

People buy diamonds for a variety of reasons.  Diamonds in the commercial market, the market
we are targeting, are usually presented as jewelry.  Diamonds of high quality are rare and are not
found in every part of the world. The demand is much higher than the supply, so
the price of the diamonds is, and has consistently been, high, the price of diamonds has risen for the last 50 years.

Alluvial GD purchases rough diamonds in
Sierra Leone which are polished in Antwerp. 
The majority of stones are also sold in Antwerp.  We have chosen to buy rough diamonds in
Sierra Leone because we already have an established network of suppliers.  Sierra Leone is well known as a country with
beautiful and big diamonds of high quality.   

One of the principals of Alluvial GD has
been buying and selling stones from Sierra Leone for over 10 years   Together with her business partner they have
developed a process which covers all activities from the mine to the sale.  A pilot of this process was successfully run
with another investor this year.  This
investor is now focusing on artisan mining in Sierra Leone while the principles
of Alluvial GD wish to exploit the process and expand their business and make
the purchase, polishing and selling of diamonds a full-time business.  Alluvial GD requires start-up capital to ensure
a regular supply of stones to the market. 
In the past our business has been on an ad-hoc commission basis.

Alluvial GD
will focus on producing the following types of diamonds; 4 carats to 8 carats, Color
D, E, F and Clarity IF to VVS 1

We believe
such diamonds will meet the needs of customers enabling us to achieve rapid
sales after the diamonds have been polished. 
We will price our finished diamonds competitively, though we will always
achieve a good return.   The price can be relatively high, such a price
signals a quality diamond.

To evaluate
the stones in Sierra Leone we are using following instruments;

Diamond tester; shows if it´s a
real diamond or not – simple test wand and water testing methods are used

Scannox Planner; for planning
the rough diamond. That means we will be able to analyze what shape and carat,
we can get out of the rough stone.

Color meter; to confirm the
color of the stone

The planner
and color meter are computer controlled. 

In Year 1 we will sell 21 stones of finished
size 4 to 8 carats and sell all of them through the wholesale market in
Antwerp. With a turnover of approximately $2,690,000 US dollars delivering a
profit of approximately $850,000 before tax.  Approximately 35% will be used as shareholder
dividends with the remaining £525,000 being used as cash flow for year 2. 

This is a
conservative business plan.  By assuming
we sell all the stones wholesale we are working at a 50% discount on the
Rapaport price (industry standard).  By
selling to retail jewelry shops we could increase turnover by 30% - 40% and by
a further 25% if selling to private individuals.  The cash flow would also support the carrying
of a further 8 – 12 stones.

We are
looking for an investor or business partner. 
The funding requirement required to establish Alluvial Gold and Diamonds
is $200,000 USD for which we are offering 25% equity or a 100% interest.  These generous terms are because we are
unable to secure the loan.  To discuss
this opportunity further call Tony on +44 (0) 77 1525 3199 or email 

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