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GSI Appoints Alethea Inns as Chief Learning Officer
Gemological Science International (GSI) has appointed Alethea Inns as its Chief Learning Officer. The new role is part of GSI’s commitment to ongoing education programs, courses and tools for the trade and consumers. As a seasoned professional, Ms. Inns' extensive background and evident passion for diamonds will be a valuable addition to GSI’s research and education departments.   more
Signet Jewelers Enables Safe Shopping with Debut of
New Love Takes Care® Safety Program and Expanded eCommerce Options
Created in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, program heightens Signet's commitment to safety in age of COVID-19. All Kay Jewelers, Jared, Zales, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda stores follow Love Takes Care® To fight COVID-19 while reopening stores across the U.S., Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG)   more
A statement from Reed Exhibitions – Organisers of International Jewellery London:
Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London (IJL) will not take place in 2021 as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Following the cancellation of IJL 2020 on 9th June; we have taken the even more difficult decision to not run IJL in 2021. Both the UK live events and jewellery industries are in uncertain positions and whilst we are confident that they will return in due course, a   more
Robert Bouquet joins the NCDIA Team
The Natural Color Diamond Association is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Robert Bouquet. Robert will be reporting on the diamond market and how the pipeline connectivity affects all aspects of the jewelry industry including natural color diamonds. Roberts' experience and intuitive opinions will give insight into the global natural diamond trade and will provide information for greater   more
WFDB and IDMA Announce the First Virtual World Diamond Congress
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have announced that the next World Diamond Congress will be held in a virtual format on September 14 – 15, 2020. The 39th World Diamond Congress, a biennial gathering of the WFDB and IDMA,   more
GJEPC to Organise First-ever Buyer-Seller Meet in Virtual Format
For the first time, GJEPC is hosting their buyer and seller meet in a virtual format, amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual format of this unique buyers and sellers meet will give an opportunity for Indian domestic jewellery manufacturers to showcase diamond collections to global buyers in a virtual format, thus continuing the momentum of the gems   more
Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association Joins WFDB
The Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) has joined the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) as an Associate Member, granting it Observer status in various organizational forums. HKIDA is an association of Indian natural diamond and diamond jewelry dealers and traders operating in Hong Kong whose aim is to promote the natural diamond trade   more
Digital advances will drive future Thai-Hong Kong and Jewelry Trade
Thailand can boost gemstones and jewelry trade with Hong Kong due to its craftsmanship and manufacturing skills, ready supply of precious materials and tax benefits, combined with increased use of digital tools and social media marketing. A Jewellery Outlook webinar, sponsored by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), heard senior representatives of the Thai and Hong Kong jewelry and gems sectors outlining future opportunities and   more
GJEPC Seeks Special Assistance For Gems & Jewellery Small Scale Exporters From MSME Ministry
The GJEPC made a representation on the key focus areas pertaining to Gems & Jewellery to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of MSME, Government of India, on 6th August. Through a virtual meet, Colin Shah, GJEPC Chairman and Vipul Shah, Vice Chairman, briefed Shri. Gadkari about the   more
At VOICE sustainability, innovation, technology, design and trends: with IEG, the jewellery industry debate becomes live
With the live attendance of over 300 jewellery companies and the sector’s leading players, the debate on the gold-jewellery world shifts to VOICE - Vicenzaoro International Community Event, the innovative format that Italian Exhibition Group is organizing live in Vicenza from 12th to 14th September 2020.  more
WFDB Acting President Yoram Dvash: There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel
The pandemic is still with us and is continuing to limit how we live and how we do business. Around the world many countries are dealing with a resurge of the virus and a return to stricter measures. From various quarters we are hearing that until there is a vaccine, COVID-19 is here to stay and we must learn to live and work alongside it.   more
GJEPC Leadership represents Gem & Jewellery Industry concerns to Hon’ble FM through a Video Meet
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s Chairman Colin Shah, Vice Chairman Vipul Shah, and Executive Director Sabyasachi Ray held a video meeting with the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 6th July, and made a presentation on the critical issues concerning the gem and jewellery industry.  more
VOICE VICENZA, OVER 300 EXHIBITORS AT THE EXPO WITH DAMIANI, ROBERTO COIN, CRIVELLI, FOPE AND UNOAERRE: THE GOLD-JEWELLERY SECTOR RE-STARTS FROM ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP
From high jewellery to fashion jewellery to watches, from gems to packaging and technology. More than 300 companies have decided to exhibit at VOICE - Vicenzaoro International Community Event, the innovative format that Italian Exhibition Group is organizing to take place, live at the Expo Centre in Vicenza from 12th to 14th September 2020 and which will  more
Trade Heaves a Sigh of Relief As Govt. Extends
Certified Diamond Re-import Period By 3 Months`
In a major relief to the Indian diamond industry, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes And Customs, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, at the behest of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), announced an extension of three months on certified diamond re-imports in an official notification. The provision stated: “Provided that for the cases where the last date of re-import falls between 1st February, 2020 and the 31st July, 2020,  more
The Natural Color Diamond Association forms International Coalition of Ambassadors
The Natural Color Diamond Association is expanding its presence and influence on the international market. Most organizations like ours are searching for ways to move forward after the impact of the world economies shutting down due to the pandemic. Like other leading groups we must re-envision our roles and our necessity viz-a-viz the needs of consumers and our industry members as we position ourselves in the new world order.   more
Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) rescheduled
for 9 – 13 November at AsiaWorld-Expo
Informa Markets – Jewellery is rescheduling Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW), the industry’s leading B2B fine jewellery event, for 9 – 13 November 2020 at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The fair organiser is also preparing to launch a customised digital event service later this year, which is designed to meet the unique needs of the jewellery industry and enhance the exhibitor discovery experience of its physical shows.   more
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) rescheduled to January 2021
The world renowned and India’s largest jewellery trade show, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere, has been rescheduled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the organisers of the show, after consultation with the participants from India and other countries, have decided to reschedule the event in January 2021. IIJS Premiere witnesses the industry's biggest gathering of domestic and international buyers, and serves as the primary platform for Indian   more
DMCC STRENGTHENS DUBAI-CHINA TRADE TIES THROUGH DIAMONDS
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange (GZDE), establishing a strategic partnership with one of China’s leading international diamond trading platforms and communities.   more
DMCC WELCOMES 805 NEW COMPANIES IN FIRST HALF OF 2020 AND STRENGTHENS TIES WITH CHINA AND TECH
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today announced that 805 new member companies joined the business district in the first half of 2020, highlighting the Free Zone’s continued appeal for ease of doing business. In June, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime  more
Lightbox jewelry Gets into the store as lab-grown diamond collection heads for expansion
De Beers caused ripples across the diamond jewelry world when it introduced its launch of Lightbox jewelry set with lab-grown diamonds. The jewelry line features pendant necklaces, stud earrings, bracelets and stacking rings set with synthetic pink, blue and white diamonds, priced uniformly at $800 per carat. Until recently, the range was only available for purchase via the Lightbox website and retail ‘pop-ups. However, the company recently   more
ALROSA’s financing to prevent COVID-19 spread exceeds RUB 500 million
ALROSA's overall spending on countering COVID-19 pandemic amounted to almost 8 mln USD (more than RUB 500 mln). ALROSA provides assistance to public health facilities of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), where company’s major production sites are located, in particular. The company supports hospitals in Mirny, Aikhal, Lensk, Udachny and Yakutsk since the announcement of coronavirus alert in March 2020. ALROSA provided funding for purchasing equipment for hospitals, including ventilators, treatment medication,   more
JNA Awards 2020 Honourees announced online
The ninth edition of the prestigious JNA Awards announced its highly anticipated list of Honourees across seven award categories at a webcast on Monday, 29 June, followed by an online panel discussion featuring industry thought leaders. The Awards’ first-ever virtual event was well-attended by international jewellers. A renowned awards programme organised by Informa Markets since 2012, the JNA Awards promotes sustainable advancement  more
Dubai Expo confirms new dates:
Oct 1, 2021 until Mar 31, 2022
The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the request of the UAE government and its Executive Committee to postpone Dubai Expo 2020 to next year. With a BIE General Assembly impossible to stage due to Covid-19 restrictions, Member States voted remotely on the BIE Executive Committee's recommendation for a delay as   more
Appended is the quote of Mr. Colin Shah (Chairman, GJEPC) on MSME sector.
In the Gems and Jewellery Sector more than 85% exporters constitute as MSME who deal in very high value goods. The existing MSME definition did not exclude the export turnover and hence was not helpful for the G & J sector. Council represented the issue in one of the meetings and requested Hon’ble MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari ji to exclude the export turnover from MSME turnover. We are glad that through the new MSME definition and exclusion of export turnover  more
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong rescheduled to
26 – 29 November 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo
As the international community works tirelessly to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by the outbreak. In addition, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is also making necessary adjustments to its business operations per the current climate. Due to the travel restrictions impacting industry participation and COVID-19 concerns, we have made a difficult but necessary decision to reschedule the event from   more
Colin Shah takes over as Chairman and Vipul Shah elected as the Vice Chairman of The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body for gems and jewellery trade in India , under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, today announced the appointment of Colin Shah as the Chairman of GJEPC. Colin Shah will take charge as Chairman from the outgoing Chairman Pramod Kumar Agrawal. Also, Vipul Shah has been elected and appointed as the Vice Chairman of GJEPC. The new management will take charge from 23rd of  more
Malca-Amit Joins WFDB International Diamond Transporter becomes Associate Member
Malca-Amit, a leading international logistics and shipping company serving the diamond, jewelry and watch industries, has joined the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) as an Associate Member, it was announced today. This is in keeping with the new WFDB effort to add leading organizations in the global diamond and jewelry industries to its ranks. The WFDB, which was founded in 1947 to protect the interests of diamond bourses and their members, is seeking to broaden   more
DOYEN OF INDIAN DIAMOND INDUSTRY ARUN R. MEHTA PASSES AWAY
It is with profound sadness that we wish to inform you about the passing away of Arun R Mehta. Arunbhai, an industry stalwart and highly respected community leader was a guiding force and mentor to many. He was 80 and is survived by his wife Rajnika, son Russell and daughters Amita Samir Mehta and Alpa Nishit Kothari, his daughter in law Mona, and sons in law Samir Mehta and Nishit Kothari, along with many grand and great grandchildren. The history of the Indian diamond industry would have been different without Arunbhai’s   more
UAE's leading gold retailers shut down store
Two of the UAE’s leading jewellery retailers are taking drastic actions to counter the COVID-19 impact on gold demand. Joyalukkas, the first jewellery retailer to create a multi-store network in the Gulf, is closing its “weak performing” outlets, while Malabar Gold & Diamonds, with more than 100 outlets in the GCC states, has decided to delay opening all stores until there is clarity on rent reductions from its landlords. The gold trade has been the worst hit by the virus outbreak, as most residents stopped spending on anything other than essentials, while tourists too have been absent after the suspension   more
Breakthrough scientific study on precious coral identification leads to new DNA coral fingerprinting service by SSEF
A breakthrough study entitled “DNA fingerprinting: an effective tool for taxonomic identification of precious corals in jewelry,” authored by researchers from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and the University of Zurich’s Institute of Forensic Medicine (IRM) and recently published in the leading peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports (Nature Group), has led to a new service being offered by SSEF to aid   more
Covid-19 – THE #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG PROJECT IS READY: OROAREZZO AND VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER, CLOU SHOWS FOR THE JEWELLERY WORLD IN TOTAL SAFETY
Holding and taking part in trade shows in Italy in complete safety, in total respect of the rules and healthcare protocols, protecting the health of companies and visitors. #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG is the name of the project launched by IEG Italian Exhibition Group, the trade fair and conference organizer with head offices in Rimini, Italy and operative in Vicenza,   more
Young Diamantaires Group Launches its Website
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses is excited to announce the launch of its Young Diamantaires (YDs) website www.ydts.org. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express their thoughts, opinions and views in a safe and constructive manner. The website itself was   more
The COVID-19 crisis will be transformational for our industry, it’s imperative that we discuss together how to move forward
Historically, international crises have been inflection points in the human experience, and the COVID-19 epidemic is likely to be one of the most transformative in living memory. The world we knew before March 2020 will be different to the one that emerges at the other end of the tunnel through which are traveling,   more
DE BEERS GROUP CONTRIBUTES FUNDS ACROSS BOTSWANA AND NAMIBIA TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE
De Beers Group recently announced that it will contribute $2,500,000 across Botswana and Namibia to aid the response to the COVID-19 crisis. De Beers Group is a 50/50 joint venture partner with both Botswana and Namibia in the recovery and sorting of rough diamonds. Its contribution in both countries forms part of a larger effort across   more
AN INDUSTRY WITH A HEART !
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex body of the Gem and Jewellery industry in India, has come forward to contribute a Fund of Rs. 50 Crores from its own reserves to help the needy workers of the industry impacted by Covid-19. The Fund allocated by GJEPC will also be utilized to support the Government in undertaking several initiatives to fight the current crisis in India.   more
GD Land renews partnership with JNA Awards
Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GD Land), the organisation at the forefront of GD Holdings’ successful integrated hotels, offices, parks, shopping malls, clubs and apartments (HOPSCA) business, continues to be an Honoured Partner of the prestigious JNA Awards in 2020. An Honoured Partner of the JNA Awards since 2014, GD Land shares the JNA Awards’ mission of promoting and upholding innovation, excellence and sustainable advancements   more
DMCC ANNOUNCES SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS TO BOOST UAE’S ECONOMIC RESILIENCE
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – recently announced the roll-out of a Business Support Package to support its business community as well as new companies navigate the current economic environment.   more
DHL Express and BVC Logistics partner to take 10,000 SME jewellers global
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, and BVC, India’s largest secure logistics enterprise, today entered into a partnership that will enable Indian SMEs in the gems and jewellery industry to grow their presence in the international marketplace. This service is targeted at 10,000 Indian jewellery SME exporters to help them expand their presence in international markets for B2C shipments. At present, India’s exports of gems and jewellery are predominantly focused towards the   more
Pandora restructures its business, cuts jobs
Pandora Jewelry is restructuring its international business reducing staff by atleast 180 and shutting shops in certain key markets. According to a spokesperson of the company, the new structure is destined to bring thier global headquarters closer to the local markets of operation and consumers feedback can be ensured to come in quickly to develop innovations and ideations. He added, “The reorganisation will reduce organisational complexity, enable Pandora to execute with more speed and agility, and add critical capabilities required to support growth.”  more
GIFT City set to become a hub for International Bullion trading
Post the announcement in the Union Budget 2020-21 for setting up of International Bullion Exchange in GIFT IFSC, the steering committee of World Gold Council held their meeting at Gujarat International Fin-Tec City (GIFT City). Among other things, one of the key points in the agenda was to discuss about developing a comprehensive plan for International Bullion Exchange. In addition, the   more
GGJS concludes with high note &
opens trends for year!
GGJS 2020 concluded with higher success note and amid busy exhibition domes. Right with the grand opening, GGJS found full of activities in the dome. The dome carried number of activities. Key trend for the year unveiled during buying & selling activities! Exhibiting & demanding jewellery! Jewellery Trend for the year & for imminent season showcased! Over all buyers   more
DE BEERS GROUP INDUSTRY SERVICES PARTNERS WITH RDI DIAMONDS INC. IN THE US
De Beers Group Industry Services has announced a new collaboration with leading US wholesaler, RDI Diamonds Inc., to become its premier source of diamond grading reports. The partnership marks De Beers Group Industry Services’ first step into diamond grading activity in the US. As part of the collaboration, De Beers Group Industry Services will be the exclusive grader of Rare and Forever™ diamonds from RDI and assist in various educational   more
WDC invites industry stakeholders to review new System of Warranties Toolkit
The World Diamond Council (WDC) is encouraging stakeholders to review the WDC System of Warranties (SoW) Toolkit. This follows its unanimous adoption as a working draft by the WDC Board of Directors and its review by WDC members. The SoW Toolkit, which once released will be made available online at no cost to the industry, is designed to assist members of the diamond   more
GSI DISCOVERS COLOR INSTABILITY IN CVD DIAMONDS
Researchers at Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, witnessed a case of extreme color instability of a CVD diamond within its laboratory testing facility. During standard testing procedure, a 2-carat CVD diamond in GSI’s laboratory was exposed to high powered UV rays and went from near colorless to blue color. The stone then was returned to the vault and stayed in it for a week and a week later the stone still retained the   more
HRD Antwerp announces new CEO
After a long period of uncertainty, HRD Antwerp is looking to the future with a new and ambitious CEO. Ellen Joncheere, formerly the General Manager at Fremach, will be the new CEO at HRD Antwerp as of January 20th. The current interim CEO, Michel Janssens, will be retiring next summer. Ellen has worked in a wide range of other sectors, including the automotive industry and environmental services, where she has transformed companies and   more
New Governors Add Expertise to GIA Board
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) welcomed two new members to the Institute’s Board of Governors at its regularly scheduled meeting in Carlsbad, CA. The new Governors, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, research geologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and Tammy Storino, a finance and operations executive with experience in global consumer brands, will – with 15 other GIA Governors – help steer the Institute’s mission and strategic initiatives. The Board bid farewell to   more
IEG/VICENZAORO JANUARY 2020: RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY, SUSTAINABILITY AND SMEs THE FOCUS OF THE OPENING SEMINAR, ORGANIZED BY CIBJO AND IEG, AT VICENZAORO JANUARY
The Panel, moderated by Philip Olden, President of CIBJO’s Responsible Sourcing Commission, saw interventions from some of the most important voices in the sector: from Giorgio Bodei, Manager of Pomellato, to Steven Tranquilli,   more
DMCC AND DIAMOND BOURSE OF ITALY DISCUSS FUTURE OF
TRADE ON UAE NATIONAL DAY
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced today details surrounding its latest campaign to boost international diamond trade through the emirate of Dubai. On 2 December 2019, in conjunction with attending the Milan Coffee Festival, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and   more
BVC Wins Best Customs Broker of the Year For The 4th Consecutive Year by GJEPC
BVC Clearance, a BVC Logistics enterprise has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year 2019 award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019 organized by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the highest recognition for excellence in the Gems & Jewellery industry. Since its inception, BVC has been a partner   more
Pramod Kumar Agrawal elected as first-ever Indian Vice President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation
Pramod Kumar Agrawal, current Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), has become the first member of the Indian industry to be elected one of the three Vice Presidents of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation. He was nominated by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, and the decision   more
IEG/VICENZAORO JANUARY 2020: EVOLUTION AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN LUXURY PACKAGING KEY PLAYERS IN THE EXPRESSION DISTRICT
Spotlights on packaging and its ever-greater role in the jewellery supply chain at Vicenzaoro, the international show of reference for the gold and jewellery world, organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) in Vicenza from 17th to 22nd January 2020. Once again this year, the Expression community will be hosting companies, studios and experts specialized in creating and producing luxury packaging for the jewellery sector, offering retailers and producers the chance to meet   more
BVC Logistics Launches Vision 2022 To Become IPO Ready in 30 Months
BVC Logistics, India’s largest secure logistics company started its 60th year and unveiled its “Vision 2022” today. The new vision is to ‘Make Shipping The Competitive Advantage of 30,000 Businesses by March 2022.’ Today, logistics is a cost centre for every business and BVC aims to transform this and make shipping a competitive advantage where   more
“India Jewellery Excellence Symposium” (IJES)
Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) organized a press meet on 19th November and announced its first ever “India Jewellery Excellence Symposium” (IJES) to be held on 8th & 9th January 2020 at Hotel “The Leela” in Mumbai. India Jewellery Excellence Symposium is a unique technical symposium, being organized for the very first time in India and soon would   more
MoS for Urban Development, Maharashtra appreciates BVC Foundation's tree plantation drive in support of #janShakti4jalShakti
B.V. Chinai Charitable Trust (BVC Foundation), a philanthropy arm of BVC Ventures has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for planting 1000 native trees in Chota Kashmir, Aarey Colony in Mumbai. The certificate was presented by the Ministry of State for Urban Development, Government of Maharashtra along with Mission   more
Gemological Science International (GSI) President and Co-Founder Debbie Azar Named to Forbes New York Business Council
Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological entities in the world, has been accepted into the Forbes New York Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders in   more
KP Chair urges for inclusive, deliberative and consensus-based decision making approach at the KP Plenary
The Kimberley Process Plenary Meet commenced at the national capital, New Delhi today. The five-day meet which starts today, ends on Friday, November 22, 2019. KPCS is an international mechanism mandated by UN to reduce the flow of conflict diamonds which were being used to finance   more
GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair and Open House Attracts More Than 600
More than 600 visitors discovered the perfect space for jewels and jobs at GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) annual Jewelry Career Fair and Open House on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Institute’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals, GIA students, open house visitors, industry professionals and recruiters spent the day   more
GJEPC announces special rate benefits for IIJS Signature 2020 & IIJS Premiere 2020 for exhibitors, considering the challenging business period
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of the gem & jewellery sector sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India (GoI) has announced a series of measures to promote exports of diamond jewellery and gold jewellery   more
6th Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece
Following the success of the 2019 Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference, the organisers have announced that the Sixth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference will take place in Thessaloniki, in Greece from May 15-17, 2020. Next year's event follows the   more
Top B2B event offers world-class sourcing experience to trade buyers
The 2019 edition of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair – the biggest marketplace for the global jewellery community – is presenting a wide selection of diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls as it opens its doors at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) today. The fair is offering the final sourcing opportunity this year for serious buyers who are building up their inventories for the coming peak selling seasons. Featuring 30 group pavilions and 25 theme zones, the B2B event is   more
Following updated CITES convention, SSEF becomes first gem lab to introduce DNA species identification of ivory as a client service
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce DNA fingerprinting of ivory as a standard client service. It involves a scientific method that can provide valuable information about the species of ivory being used in jewellery and ornamental objects, in order to determine   more
Chinese traders join AIGS Ruby and Sapphire Buying Course
Twenty Chinese gemstone dealers completed a special five-day Ruby and Sapphire Buying Course at the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) in the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok. The course in March included three days of theory on how to source and trade gems, and an exclusive day of meetings with brokers, in which students engaged in authentic transactions from a   more
IMPROVING ROI USING RFID!
It is no longer enough to fulfil orders timely. 'Before time' is the ultimate challenge, and a step ahead of competition is the perpetual need! A small, yet significant part towards this is by having a constant, up-to-date access to inventory data. This has translated to many manufacturers looking for new technology options so that they are able to improve their operational efficiency and increase work productivity.   more
NEW ART CIMA Ltd. Implements Sarine Diamond JourneyTM
Singapore Exchange-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (U77:SI) is pleased to announce that NEW ART CIMA Ltd. is the first retail chain in Japan to implement the Sarine Diamond JourneyTM solution as a centrepiece of its new customer experience. The Sarine Diamond JourneyTM solution vividly showcases a diamond's transformation from its rough origin to its   more
IIG ties up with GemAtlas to give their students a boost in the industry.
International Institute of Gemology (IIG) is happy to announce its association with GemAtlas as its Digital Associate. It has completed two months of its association and has received an overwhelming response. As a Digital Associate GemAtlas offers all students enrolling for IIG’s courses a membership on GemAtlas’s platform as a ‘Welcome Kit’. Being a member of GemAtlas it gives these students an exposure to the worldwide network of Business houses available on GemAtlas.   more
IGI Announces New School of Gemology in Mumbai
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), announced it has established a new School of Gemology, which will operate out of Laxmi Tower, at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. On August 16th, a ceremony was held to commemorate the news. The Honorary Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai, Peter Huyghebaert, was the chief guest at the event. Other notable guests in attendance include Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC; Mehul Shah, VP, Bharat Diamond Bourse; Shailesh Sangani, Convenor of the Exhibitions Sub-Committee of the GJEPC; Milan Parikh, Mahendra Brothers;  more
EMERGENT TECHNOLOGY'S™ RESPONSIBLE GOLD™ ECOSYSTEM ACHIEVES SHARIAH ENDORSEMENT
The Responsible Gold Ecosystem, developed by Emergent Technology Holdings LP ("EmTech"), is the world's first gold supply chain ecosystem to receive Shariah-compliance certification. The blockchain-based platform comprises the Responsible Gold Supply Chain Application ("RG SCA"), which automates the tracking of responsibly sourced gold from mine, to refinery, to vault, and G-Coin tokens, which are digital certificates of title to responsibly sourced gold.   more
IGI Launches New Facility at Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gemological institute, announced the October 16th, 2018 opening of a new facility in Mumbai at the Bharat Diamond Bourse. Located at Tower FW in the exchange, the space will serve as a welcomed extension of IGI's existing laboratory services in the capital city, operating as a full-fledged sorting and screening facility. Streamlining the evaluation process, trade personnel will also be able to drop their parcels at the fully operational office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and collect them once the certification   more
Carats.io, developer of the world's first diamond-backed cryptocurrency, to partner with Celsius blockchain-powered financing platform
Carats.io, the fintech startup company that is issuing the world's first-ever digital currency backed by diamonds, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Celsius, a blockchain-powered global financial platform that allows its members to borrow capital and earn interest against their crypto-holdings. According to the agreement, Carats.io's CARAT coins will be a featured stable coin within the Celsius   more
GIT Urges Consumers to Buy Certified Diamonds from Renowned Labs
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT advises consumers to only purchase diamond and diamond jewelry with certification from leading laboratories afterCIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, remarked at its 2017 annual congress that increasing amount of synthetic diamonds are being circulated in the market. MsDuangkamolJiambutr, the director of GIT revealed that due to the high popularity of diamond among consumers and its high price   more
53-year-old SRDC Unveils its New Avatar as IIG (International Institute
of Gemology) with a Brand New Institute
SRDC, one of India's premier gemological institutes officially announced its rebranding as IIG (International Institute of Gemology) at a grand ceremony on July 19. To mark this proud milestone, Mr Ramnikbhai Shah, founder of leading diamond manufacturing house Venus Jewel and Mr Arvindbhai Parikh, MD and founding partner of Crystal Diamonds inaugurated IIG's new institute in Panchratna Building, Opera House. The organization's new logo   more
IGI Announces New School of Gemology in Mumbai
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), announced it has established a new School of Gemology, which will operate out of Laxmi Tower, at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. On August 16th, a ceremony was held to commemorate the news. The Honorary Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai, Peter Huyghebaert, was the chief guest at the event. Other notable guests in attendance include Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC; Mehul Shah, VP, Bharat Diamond   more
World Diamond Museum to host Qatar Pearl Exhibition in Moscow
A new edition of the critically acclaimed Pearls: Treasures from the Seas and the Rivers exhibition will open in Moscow on July 11th as part of the Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture. The exhibition was curated specifically for this year's Year of Culture programme and will display over 100 pieces of jewellery and other examples of pearl craftsmanship made from freshwater pearls born in Central Asia, 50 of which are new, never-before-shown artifacts. The Qatar Museums (QM) exhibition is hosted by the World Diamond Museum at the Exhibition Centre of the State Historical Museum in Moscow from   more
DE BEERS GROUP TO LAUNCH NEW FASHION JEWELRY BRAND WITH LABORATORY-GROWN DIAMONDS
De Beers Group recently announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry that will begin marketing a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewelry under the Lightbox name in September, offering consumers high-quality, fashion jewelry designs at lower prices than existing lab-grown diamond offerings. Lightbox lab-grown diamonds will retail from US$200 for a   more
Severalmaz to test unmanned technologies for mine and geodetic surveying
PJSC Severalmaz tested unmanned aerial vehicles - a quadcopter and an airplane - for mine surveying of land objects of Lomonosov Mining and Processing Division.Preliminary estimates show that the use of unmanned technologies provides high survey accuracy, increases the   more
CARATS – SURAT DIAMOND EXPO
Surat Diamond Association President Babu Bhai N Gujarati and Mr. Gourav Sethi, Exhibition Convenor and Board Member told that SDA is consistently working towards the growth of diamond industry and endeavors to keep it on the forefront of the world map. SDA takes great pride in announcing an exclusive showcase of loose diamonds "CARATS - Surat Diamond Expo" which will prove as a landmark   more
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2018 slated to be held from 9TH - 13TH August to showcase India's leadership role in the world G&J sector
The 35th edition of Premier IIJS 2018 is all set to showcase India's leadership role in the gem and jewellery sector from 9thAugust – 13th August, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon. Organised by GJEPC, IIJS will witness the biggest assembly of retailers, wholesalers, distributors and designers and around 40,000 domestic and international footfalls this year. The duration of the show will now comprise of five days and a special preview on 8th August for International   more
GSI EXPANDS POLKI DIAMONDS TESTING SERVICES TO REACH CLIENTS WORLDWIDE
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the world's leading gemological organizations, announced that it has extended its' testing services for Polki Diamonds (Uncut Diamonds) in finished Polki diamond jewelry sets to India, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai. This service is offered to retailers and manufacturers and also to end-customers who have finished polki jewelry sets. This is latest in a series of services that GSI offers to the jewelry trade to address the concerns of quality grading and authenticity of Polki diamonds.   more
Diamond and Jewellery financing 2018: GJEPC and Banks come together to deliberate on Mitigating Risks effectively
Hon'ble Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Mr Suresh Prabhu recently unveiled a white paper drafted by GJEPC at the one-day seminar titled "Diamond and Jewellery Financing 2018: Mitigating risks effectively." The event organized by the Gems and Jewellery industry to find ways to reduce risks and infuse confidence into financiers, attended by leading banks and financial institutions including the SBI, Central Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, ECGC etc.   more
New exhibitors give CARAT+ their vote of confidence ahead of second edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to welcome an array of first-time exhibitors to its second edition at Antwerp Expo from May 6-8, 2018. The businesses joining CARAT+ hail from a range of international markets, with many seeking a fresh alternative to existing global trade events. Those who have given their 'vote of confidence' in CARAT+ 2018 will travel from Hong Kong, India, Japan and Germany to name a few locations.   more
"Precious Metals in the History of Science and Technology": Monday 7th May at OROAREZZO 2018, a study day with experts, researchers and university teachers
As part of OROAREZZO, the Italian jewellery show organized by IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, the much-awaited study seminar entitled "Precious Metals in the History of Science and Technology", organized by TCA | Precious Metals Refining, will be held in the Arezzo Exhibition Centre Auditorium on Monday 7th May.   more
Complimentary Seminars on Synthetic Diamonds by GIA India
GIA India offered complimentary seminars on synthetic diamonds from 23-25 April at the Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium 2018 in Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), Mumbai. GIA India experts conducted multiple seminars on 'Spotlight on Synthetics' and 'Identifying Synthetic Diamonds' – nearly 200 guests attended. Participants gained insights about the methods for producing synthetic diamonds, the identifying characteristics of natural and synthetic diamonds, and the latest synthetic diamond research from GIA (Gemological Institute of America, Inc).   more
Gematlas.com a new age networking platform for Gems & Jewellery Industry!
Gematlas.com is an industry-specific website created to become the online community destination to connect, promote and grow businesses within the Diamond, Gems & Jewellery industry. GemAtlas is an organization led by a professional team with experience in different verticals of the gems and jewellery industry as well as IT. The Company was incorporated and commenced business in Mumbai in March 2013. It was formally   more
BVC Ventures
Redefining Time management through Tech
BVC Logistics is a market leader in providing integrated solutions within express logistics, contract logistics, project logistics, ocean and air cargo. Over the past five decades, BVC has pioneered critical offerings in niche sectors. At BVC, benchmarked quality standards, standardised processes and operational excellence across services has helped BVC in emerging as a market leader within several verticals.   more
The September Hong Kong Jewellery &
Gem Fair opens with a larger canvass
The world’s number one fine jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair) opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). AWE houses the raw materials section of the September Fair. The fine finished jewellery section, meanwhile, will open on 15 September at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The September Fair hosts over 3,600 exhibitors from 55 countries and regions. Fair organiser UBM Asia expects about 58,000 buyers from around the world to create active traffic in the two venues.   more
Solidscape Announces Winners of 2017 Baselworld Design Competition
Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry, and a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), announces the winners of the seventh annual Baselworld Design Competition. As the focal point of the watch and jewelry industry, Baselworld inspires industry leaders and top designers to showcase their creations and innovations on a worldwide stage. Every year Solidscape provides designers the opportunity to receive international recognition for their work.   more
TGJTA Readies to Host the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2016
The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) recently proudly unveilled the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2016, to be held from September 7 to 11, 2016 at Impact Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA)   more
A Royal Co.® Launched New
Vision360 MiNi @ JCK Show 2016
Surat (India) based A Royal Co.® has introduced new Vision360° Mini for the Diamond Industry at JCK show - 2016. Vision360 is well known diamond imaging system, this new version is able to generate the diamond   more
‘Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium’ concludes on an optimistic note’ The ‘First of its kind’ Symposium to educate and empower the G&J sector
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) successfully concluded The Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium (DDES) on 16th December. DDES, an initiative by GJEPC was organized with an objective to impart knowledge on synthetic diamonds, its detection using various technologies available.  more
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair kicks off with 3,752 exhibitors from 50 countries
The key international jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair) (http://exhibitions.jewellerynetasia.com/9jg/) – opens today at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). AWE houses the raw materials section of the September Fair. The fine finished jewellery section, meanwhile, will open on 18 September at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Celebrating its 33rd edition, the September Fair once again breaks its record by featuring 3,752 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions.  more
METS 2015 concludes, planning on a new format for next year
HKJJA Exhibition Services Limited brought down the curtain on the second edition of METS – Machinery, Equipment, Technology and Supplies for Jewellery & Watch Industry on 27 June 2015 at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), Hong Kong.  more
Colombia to Hold International Emerald Symposium
Colombia is hosting an inaugural International Emerald Symposium from October 13 to 15 in Bogotá. The conference is organized by Fedesmeraldas, the Colombian National Emerald Federation, and supported by all the country's emerald related bodies, as well as the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The conference aims to address the challenges and opportunities faced by the emerald industry, including resource management, manufacturing, treatments, certification, nomenclature, technology,  more
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