17:18 Tue Sep 25, 2012
Report by: Shireen Lata
An international company claiming to be the world’s largest gold buyer – has set up in Suva claiming their operations are legitimate.
Secured Gold Buyers – Team Leader – Angie Hills says they will be in Fiji for a month with an intention to buy gold, silver and platinum from Fijians.
Hills says Fijians will get a chance to sell their jewellery which they do not use now.
It gives the opportunity to the Fijian people to get rid of jewellery which they are not using anymore and puts more money into their pocket and this is good for everyone.
She says they will not purchase stolen jewellery.
When anyone brings their jewellery, what we do we look at what type of jewellery it isand then we look if it is 14k, 18k, and 22k. We also have testing solutions to identify what type of jewellery it was.
Hills says they are taking finger prints and recording the IDs of anyone who turns up to sell their valuables.
So far, the company’s visited Samoa, Guam, Tonga and American Samoa.