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IGI Dshow 18th Edition: A Promising Opportunity for Diamond Manufacturers to Connect with Retail Giants
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) is excited to announce the return of the IGI DShow 18th Edition, from May 24th and May 25th, 2024, at Le Meridian, Dubai. The two-day event will provide the perfect platform for leading diamond jewelry manufacturers and prominent global retailers of India   more

Sarine Again Redefines Bounds of Rough Diamond Planning
Singapore Exchange Mainboard (SGX) Sand Tel-Aviv (TASE) listed,Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of   more

WFDB Concludes Successful Presidents’ Meeting in Shanghai
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded its annual Presidents’ Meeting for 2024, held in Shanghai, China. The three-day meeting explored the most pressing issues facing the world diamond industry – the G7 restrictions, synthetic diamonds, and the lackluster Chinese market   more

AGS and GIA Announce Joint Event for September 2025
Two leading gem and jewelry industry events will come together in September 2025, offering insight into cutting-edge gemological research, education, training and opportunities for gem and jewelry professionals to network on a global level. Converge, to be held September 7-10, 2025,   more

GIA India Holds Graduation Ceremony for Jewelry Design students
GIA India held the graduation ceremony for its Jewelry Design students at its Mumbai campus. Devinder Layal, Head of New Product Development, B. N. Jewellers India Pvt. Ltd., was the chief guest. Also present at the ceremony was Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Director – Education and Market Development, GIA India. The graduation ceremony was preceded by an interactive session in which Devinder Layal spoke on   more

GIA Introduces Printed AGS Ideal Reports
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world's foremost authority in gemology, is now offering printed AGS Ideal® Reports. This report complements a GIA diamond grading report to capture a diamond’s beauty holistically. The AGS Ideal Report measures light performance, including brightness, fire, and contrast, from center to edge. From April 15 to May 15, 2024, GIA is offering the printed version of the AGS Ideal   more

GIA Appoints Brandon H. Pace as General Counsel
Brandon H. Pace, an attorney with over two decades of legal experience in the financial and technology sectors, has been appointed by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as the Institute’s general counsel. He reports to President and CEO Susan Jacques and is a member of the GIA Executive Team. Pace brings a wealth of expertise in corporate governance,  more

IGI Advanced Technology Decisively Identifies Lab Grown Fancy-Colored Diamonds from Natural Counterparts
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, has been at the forefront of providing accurate and reliable certification services in the gem and jewelry industry for close to 50 years. Foreseeing the increase in demand for lab-grown diamonds in 2008, IGI was the first global   more

GSI Cautions Trade: Surge in Undisclosed Colored Laboratory Grown Diamonds
Gemological Science International (GSI), a global leader in diamond and jewelry certification, has raised a red flag over a notable increase in undisclosed laboratory-grown brown, yellow, and pink diamonds infiltrating natural diamond jewelry and posing as natural diamonds. "Over the past several months, our team has seen a rise in laboratory   more

Introducing the GIA Gemolite® NXT Microscope
GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) Gemolite® NXT, the new gemological microscope that redefines industry standards, is available for purchase. GIA is offering a limited-time discount through the end of the AGTA GemFair Tuscon show for all purchases of this innovative instrument. Visit store.GIA.edu to sign up for the interest list. “Developed in conjunction with GIA’s Global Research Team, this   more

DMCC announces USD 38.3 Billion Diamond trade volume in 2023 as Polished diamond segment grows 32%
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced Dubai’s diamond trade figures for 2023, headlined by 2% year-on-year growth in the value of rough and polished diamonds traded to reach USD 38.3 billion.   more

The Gem & Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT)
In an interview with Mr. Sumed Prasongpongchai, Director, GIT [The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand], The New Jeweller bureau gets an insight on the various activities that the institute conducts for the benefit of students, new entrants and Industry members that has helped build a robust gem and jewellery sector in Thailand. In this interview he also shares the importance of Technology   more

Lab-Grown Diamond Traceability Solution: Diatrace (www.track.diamonds)
As LGD prices fall and margins shrink, retailers look to differentiate with branding claims on ethical and sustainability grounds. This necessitates need for standards and certifications upstream to set systems and guidelines, and audit them on an ongoing basis. Current standards are expensive to implement, renew and get audited. The per stone   more

ICA | GEMLAB An Excellent Amalgamation of Ethical Practices, Research and Technological advancements
At ICA | GemLab, we've established ourselves as more than just a gemmological laboratory. Our unique position in the industry comes from a deep-rooted passion for the stories that each gemstone carries. Each gemstone we feel has a story to tell. As the detectives and truth seekers of the Gem and Jewellery World, our job is to understand, interpret,   more

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [AI] Bracing into the "Fourth Industrial Revolution"
Evolution of mankind from time immemorial to the current day has witnessed innumerable challenges and opportunities to reach the pinnacle of what human mind can create. Due credit to the amalgamation witnessed between science and man that we have reached the stage of what we call ‘Fourth   more

HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show opens at AsiaWorld-Expo today
The 10th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today, showcasing a wide range of diamonds, gemstones and pearls – raw materials for jewellers. At the opening ceremony this afternoon, Dr Bernard Chan,  more

GSI showcases its expertise in testing enormous gemstones and artistic carvings
Gemological Science International, a leading global gemological laboratory, recently received a colossal carving of Lord Ganesha measuring an astounding 62 x 34 x 30 cm and weighing a remarkable 68.200 kilograms. The sheer size of the carving posed challenges for gemological testing, necessitating innovative approaches for using instruments   more

François Delage Joins GIA Board of Governors
The Board of Governors of GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, welcomed François Delage as its newest member on January 25, 2024. Delage brings a wealth of experience in global luxury, fashion and jewelry retail garnered over a more than three-decade international career. “To keep advancing our consumer protection mission, GIA works to understand what gem and jewelry consumers in global markets want and what they need to have confidence in their purchases,” said Lisa    more

Kiran Rhodium
Leading the Innovation and Advancements in Color Rhodium Technology
Comments from Mr Sanjay Kiran Gilitwala, Director, Kiran Rhodium on the advancements regarding Color Rhodium and its utility in the modern age jewellery making.
How do you think Colour Rhodium will help this Technological age that we are in to    more

WFDB Commends French Government on Lab-Grown Term Ban
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) would like to commend the French Ministry of Economy and Finance for its decision to ban the use of all terminology other than synthetic for non-natural diamonds. The decision means that the use of the term lab-grown or cultivated diamonds will not be legal in France.  more

President of the Republic of Angola to Attend Mining Indaba 2024
Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) (https://www.MiningIndaba.com) is honoured to announce that the President of the Republic of Angola, H.E. João Lourenço, will attend Mining Indaba 2024 where he will deliver a keynote address to delegates. His presence marks a significant   more

G7 Ban on Russian Diamond Imports from January - Statement by GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shah
The recent statement from G7 leaders, informing of a decision to impose direct import restrictions on Russian-origin diamonds effective January 1, 2024, and on diamonds processed by third countries from March 1, 2024, while not surprising, raises valid concerns for the Indian Gems and Jewellery trade. We had engaged with   more

THE UAE ASSUMES CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE UN’S KIMBERLEY PROCESS FOR 2024 – A ‘YEAR OF DELIVERY’
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formally started its chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP), a critical United Nations initiative to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO of DMCC,   more

Day One Unveiled: Mining Indaba Sparks Disruptive Discussions
Explore Mining Indaba 2024 day one highlights, from the Opening Ceremony to impactful Presidential Addresses, Disruptive Discussions launch, and global dialogue at the Electronic and Automotive Producers Talk shop.   more

President of the Republic of Angola to Attend Mining Indaba 2024
Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) (https://www.MiningIndaba.com) is honoured to announce that the President of the Republic of Angola, H.E. João Lourenço, will attend Mining Indaba 2024 where he will deliver a keynote address to delegates. His presence marks a significant   more

DMCC’S DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE CONCLUDES 11th EDITION WITH RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE STAGE
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has concluded the 11th edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC). The event was held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy.   more

GSI shows Gemology as a potential career opportunity at Academia World Edu and Book Fair, Rajasthan
Gemological Science International (GSI), a global gemological laboratory, proudly showcased the promising career opportunities in Gemology at the Academia World Edu & Book Fair held in Jaipur, Rajasthan, attended by thousands of students. The Academia World Edu and   more

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO ATTEND THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE MINING INDABA
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday, 5 February 2024 deliver a keynote address during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. This year’s theme "Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African Mining," marks three   more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches World's largest Diamond complex - SURAT Diamond Bourse
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the world's largest Diamond and Office Complex, Surat Diamond Bourse. Thousands of people joined by International Diamond Industry dignitaries, Indian diamantaires, and the Ministerial delegation witnessed the   more

GCAL by Sarine Launches New Grading Lab in Surat, India
Singapore Exchange Mainboard (SGX) and Tel-Aviv (TASE) listed, Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading   more

iTraceiT to partner with Cutwise Group to enhance diamond traceability
iTraceiT, an independent, third-party company specializing in traceability solutions and the creator of the world's first digital diamond passport, announced it has entered into a partnership with the Cutwise Group to permit users of iTraceiT to integrate the data of the Cutwise "DiLog" report for the scans of polished diamonds   more

BVC Becomes The First Logistics Company to Start Operations at Surat Diamond Bourse
In a significant move showcasing its leadership in secure logistics, BVC proudly announces the opening of its new branch at the prestigious Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB), becoming the first logistics company to initiate operations in this esteemed location. The new branch is   more

The ‘Designers Class’ Partners with International Institute of Gemmology
The Designers Class, India's leading online design education platform, has collaborated with the prestigious International Institute of Gemology (IIG) to offer a range of online jewellery design and business management courses. This partnership aims to make high-quality jewellery education   more

Revolutionising Diamond Traceability: Sarine and Rubel & Ménasché Unveil New Data-Backed Solution for Melee Diamonds
Singapore Exchange Mainboard (SGX) and Tel-Aviv (TASE) listed,Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for   more

Greenlab Diamonds LLP Investing in Research & Development to create Highest Quality Diamonds
In an exclusive with Smit Patel, Director, Greenlab Diamonds LLP, the Diamond Mirror bureau gets to know the important role that technology plays in the development of the lab grown diamond Industry. Mr. Patel also opines on the subsidies that the government of   more

Will Branded Lab Grown Diamond Jewellery Become Successful
It is known fact that everybody loves to own a Brand. Be it branded jewellery, white goods, cars or something as low as using a Heinz Ketchup or Cadburys chocolate. Branded products have always played an important role in our lives to an extent that it has helped us raise our “Lifestyle Bar”. Millennial or the young population of today aspire to sport the best of branded products and are forever seeking brands that could inspire them to hit the market.  more

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to inaugurate World's Largest Diamond Complex - Surat Diamond Bourse
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly-constructed Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) Complex,   more

Hong Kong shines bright on global stage with pivotal return of Jewellery & Gem ASIA
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) successfully concluded its first big event since 2019 on 25 June, setting the stage for renewal and transformation as the industry undergoes a massive transition. In a format similar to its pre-pandemic editions, JGA, previously   more

Bharat Diamond Week 5th edition A Huge Success
The "Bharat Diamond Week" 5th edition organized by Bharat Diamond Bourse, world's largest diamond exchange, opened with International dignitaries from Angola, Botswana and buying delegation from over 6 economies along with Indian buyers visiting the Exhibition. In spite of the current volatile situation, BDW the "only Diamond and   more

GSI Colored Stone Professional Program Graduates Shine at Convocation
Gemological Science International is excited to announce the successful completion of the second batch of graduates of the Colored Stone Professional Program, celebrated during a convocation ceremony on October 9, 2023. This significant event brought together influential figures from the gem and jewelry sector,   more

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Celebrates 40 Years of Bangkok Gems, Expects to Generate 3 Billion Baht in Revenue During 5-day fair
Mr. Phusit Ratanakul Sereroengrit, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, presided over the opening of the 68th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair at the Plenary Hall, Queen Sirikit   more

GIA Launches Innovative Graduate Jeweler Program in 2024
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will launch its re-vamped Graduate Jeweler Diploma Program in 2024. This program is a significant leap forward in jewelry manufacturing education, blending foundational technical knowledge of bench jewelry with a focus on creative expression and how to apply these skills in   more

International Institute of Gemology and The Designers Class Launch Online Gems, Diamond and Jewelry Design Courses
The Designers Class, India's pioneering online design education platform, is thrilled to announce its groundbreaking collaboration with the International Institute of Gemology (IIG), a distinguished institution renowned for excellence in   more

Tracr and Sarine to Collaborate on Diamond Traceability Solution
Singapore Exchange Mainboard and Tel-Aviv Exchange listed Sarine Technologies Ltd. (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems,   more

GIA Adds ‘Hanadama’ Quality Range Comment to All Pearl Classification Reports
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is adding a report comment for the historical trade term ‘Hanadama’ to distinguish a designated quality range of cultured Akoya pearls. GIA’s analysis of the industry’s classification of pearls from the Akoya complex pearl oysters resulted in the identification   more

GIA’s Merit-Based Scholarship Application Period is open for 2024 Classes
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has opened the scholarship application period for merit-based scholarships. Prospective U.S. and international students can apply for scholarships until September 30, 2023. The scholarships awarded for this cycle can be used for courses or programs through June 30, 2024, including for the   more

IGI Appoints Jeni Campagna to Director of Operations and Business Development
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, proudly announces the appointment of Jeni Campagna as the Director of Operations   more

Get ready to make history: World’s biggest jewellery show returns to Hong Kong this September!
The world’s biggest jewellery fair is finally happening in Hong Kong this September, marking its first major comeback since 2019. With 3,000+ suppliers from 50+ countries and regions exhibiting in two venues, 40+ group and themed pavilions, and a high-profile events programme   more

GIA Evaluates Solid Laboratory-Grown Diamond Ring
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the leading institute for research into diamonds, colored stones and pearls, recently evaluated a diamond ring cut from a single laboratory-grown diamond. The unique 4.04 ct single crystal solid faceted ring was submitted to the GIA New York laboratory for assessment, marking a significant milestone in the world of carved   more

IGI Partners with Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, has joined the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030) as a partner member. Founded in 2021 by Kering and Cartier, WJI 2030 is guided by the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable   more

The Gübelin Gem Museum opens its doors – a multifaceted gateway to the fascinating world of gemstones
The House of Gübelin opens the Gübelin Gem Museum in Lucerne, launching an exciting journey for gemstone aficionados. This multifaceted location offers visitors an opportunity to experience more about the creation, origin and fascination of coloured gemstones as well as the history,   more

IGI Certifies History Making 50.25 Carat Lab Grown Diamond
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has analyzed and certified a 50.25 carat lab grown diamond, the first to surpass the significant “half-century” mark in carat weight. Produced by Ethereal Green Diamond LLP (Ethereal Green), this newly created gemstone represents a landmark achievement in the lab   more

GIA Returns to Printed Diamond Dossier Reports
GIA will return to producing printed GIA Diamond Dossier reports beginning April 9. All diamonds in GIA laboratories on April 9 or submitted on or after that date for the Diamond Dossier service will be returned with a printed GIA Diamond Dossier report. The printed reports will be the same as those issued before the introduction   more

GIA India Conducts Customised Training Programme for Malabar Gold and Diamonds’ Sales Staff
GIA India conducted a three-day customised training programme for the retail sales staff of Malabar Gold and Diamonds in Kozhikode, Kerala. More than 20 retail staff from Malabar Gold and Diamonds’ flagship store in Kozhikode attended the training. In the training session, participants gained hands-on experience   more

Industry Leaders Explore Purpose and Resilience at GIA Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School
41 leaders from every global gem and jewelry sector gathered recently for a transformative educational experience at the 2023 GIA Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS). The program, held from June 19 to June 22 on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., offered an   more

Antwerp and Botswana to gather diamond industry in Gaborone for FACETS 2023
The Government of the Republic of Botswana and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will convene the second edition of the FACETS Conference. The successful conference is called FACETS 2023 and it will take place in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 24 – 25, 2023.  more

Mehta Tools - Achieving a Leadership status with Highest of Quality Products & Effective after Sales Service
In an exclusive with Mr Chandan Handa, Business Development Head at Mehta tools, the JTM bureau gets to know the professional services that the company offers to its esteemed customers. Mr Handa also opines on the importance of transparency and ethical conduct of business to grow   more

GIA Releases First Sustainability Report
“Understanding our impact on the environment, societies and communities in which we operate is integral to our important consumer protection mission,” said GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques, speaking about the launch of the   more

GSI Celebrates Successful Completion of the Colored Stone Professional Program
Gemological Science International (GSI) announces the successful completion of its first advanced gemology program, The Colored Stone Professional Program. The valedictory event, held on 16th June 2023, was graced by the esteemed chief guest, Ms. Sunita Shekhawat, an accomplished Indian jewelry   more

After SSEF completes testing of ASDI-500 automated screening device, it launches global service for melee diamonds down to 0.5 mm
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has announced the successful conclusion of validation testing of the ASDI-500, the newest   more

GIA India Launches Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Program in India for the First Time
GIA India has launched the Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate Program in India for the first time. This seven-week programme, which commences on June 26, 2023, equips students with the necessary CAD/CAM   more

HRD Antwerp certifies the first commercial lab-grown “full diamond” ring
In 2017, in celebration of the 1O-year anniversary of Dutch Diamond Group, CEO Ton Janssen and his team, attempted and succeeded to create the first full diamond lab-grown ring. At that time, it was an innovative and experimental process to show the unique abilities of the DD Group and not   more

Indian Tech companies vie for a bigger Market share
Indigenous manufactured Tech and Machine tool companies increase their market share in the gems and jewellery sector post Covid year. As the Diamond and Jewellery sector evolves with new offerings, new designs, exquisite fine jewellery, India is also witnessing a large and lucrative in the making ie: The Lab grown Diamond sector. Every step of jewellery making involves technology and tools including the Lab grown sector that is destined to   more

UNI Diamonds becomes Tracr participant
Tracr has announced that the diamond marketplace, UNI Diamonds, is now a participant on the platform, meaning that diamonds registered on Tracr can now be listed for purchase on UNI Diamonds. In the latest addition to the Tracr platform, the world’s only distributed diamond provenance platform that starts at the source,   more

Merger of GCAL Into the Sarine Group Completed
Singapore Exchange Mainboard (SGX) and Tel-Aviv (TASE) listed Sarine Technologies Ltd. (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading   more

GIA Examines 34.59 Carat CVD Laboratory-Grown Diamond
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) laboratory in Hong Kong recently evaluated the largest chemical vapor deposition (CVD) laboratory-grown diamond seen by the Institute. Produced by Ethereal Green Diamond in India, the 34.59 ct, 24.94 × 13.95 × 9.39 mm, emerald-cut laboratory-grown diamond was evaluated as VS2, G color. The   more

GSI opens it’s third laboratory in Mumbai, within growing jewelry certification demands
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, announced the opening of its newest laboratory in MIDC Mumbai, India. "We are thrilled to continue GSI's global expansion and open another   more

GIA Adds “Peacock” Color Range Comment to All Pearl Reports
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is adding a report comment employing the trade color term “Peacock” for designated colors of cultured pearls from the Pinctada margaritifera black-lipped pearl oyster, commonly known as Tahitian pearls. GIA’s industry analysis yielded the identification of the color range that was commonly agreed upon   more

DIAMTECH Research Centre - Launching Research Based Tech products in the Diamond Industry
Mr. Hardik Patel, CEO, Diamtech Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., shares his experiences in developing state of the art Diamond detection equipment for the Industry in this exclusive interview. He also opines on the highly skilled resource and tech capabilities housed within the company.   more

SLTL GROUP'S - Breakthrough Innovations Transforming Gems & Jewellery Industry
Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd. (SLTL Group) is one of the largest manufacturers of Laser systems in India and probably one of the largest equipment suppliers in the world for the Diamond Industry. Man behind the group Dr Arvind Patel is a rare combination of technocrat   more

WFDB Commends GIA on Return to Printed Diamond Dossier Reports
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) commended the Gemological Institute of American (GIA) for its decision to return to printed Diamond Dossier reports as of April 9, 2023. The GIA’s transition to digital reports was an important item on the agenda of the World Diamond Congress at the end of March 2023   more

Need-Based Scholarships Offered by GIA Year-Round
GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) industry-leading and globally-recognized diploma and certificate programs educate professionals with the skills needed for success in the gem and jewelry industry. A scholarship from GIA helps make achieving those educational goals financially attainable. There are need-based and merit-based scholarships available for this year to those who qualify. View all scholarships here: https://www.gia.edu/scholarships.   more

IGI’s first ever international D Show to be hosted in Dubai
After 14 successful editions in India, IGI - the International Gemological Institute, is all set to host its first-ever international edition of IGI D Show in Dubai from the 5th to 7th of May, 2023 at the Hotel Hilton Al Habtoor City, Dubai. Over the years, D Show has evolved from a buyer-seller meet to a community-oriented, networking event of like-minded individuals who meticulously work towards bringing about an evolution in   more

LMHC makes progress on laboratory report harmonisation, discusses current challenges in detection of corundum treatments
Holding its 30th meeting in Basel, Switzerland, the Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee (LMHC) has reported notable progress in the harmonisation of language used in laboratory reports. The participants in the meeting also discussed and shared new research findings on the treatments of gemstones, and in particular corundum.   more

Largest Israel Diamond Exhibition Ever Opens
The 10th Israel Diamond Exhibition 2023 opened today to a record number of participants: 450 buyers from over 40 countries, on the huge trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange. This is the first Israel Diamond Exhibition since 2020, and the overwhelming response shows the importance of this exhibition to traders the world over.   more

First Israel Diamond Conference Opens Week of Events
The first Israel Diamond Conference, which brought together the senior leadership of the global diamond industry, today opened a week-long series of events sponsored by the Israel Diamond Exchange, after a three year hiatus. Israel International Diamond Week will also include the 10th International Diamond Exhibition and the 40th World Diamond Congress.   more

DMCC hosts ICA annual Congress Also announces 17% growth in Diamond trade
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has reported a 17% year-on-year increase in the value of diamond trade in 2022, totalling USD 37.4 billion combined for rough and polished diamonds, including a 42% rise in the polished category and a consistently strong 7% rise in rough.   more

Bharat Diamond Week 4th Edition to be Held between 6th to 8th April 2023
The fourth edition of the Bharat Diamond Week, popularly known as BDW will be held between 6th to 8th April, 2023 at the sprawling Bharat Diamond Bourse Complex Mumbai. After a hiatus due to travel restrictions and other factors affecting free trade, Bharat Diamond Bourse decided to open this important “ONLY DIAMOND” show this year promising over 125 exhibitors comprising of large and medium sized Diamond manufacturers   more

GIA’s 6th Annual Jewelry Design Competition Highlights Emerging Talent
As a leading educational institute, GIA helps educate the next generation of gem and jewelry professionals in gemology, jewelry design and jewelry manufacturing arts. The Institute awarded the sixth annual Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design earlier this month to GIA graduate Sara Guergova from the GIA London school. Guergova is the first student from the GIA London school to win the award.   more

Career Fair – Powered by GIA is Back in New York
Career Fair – Powered by GIA at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City is the place to be on March 13 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM for anyone interested in learning more about the amazing career opportunities in the gem and jewelry industry. This unique event offers inspiration and opportunity by hearing from motivating keynote speaker Jordan Harbinger, an insightful panel on the State of the Industry, connecting   more

The largest ever-held Istanbul Jewelry Show hosted around 32.000 visitors from 149 countries!
Istanbul Jewelry Show held by Informa Markets on 16-19 March 2023 under the sponsorship of Elmas Kule brought together the representatives of the jewelry sector from five corners of the world in Istanbul Expo Center. The products and services of 1500 companies   more

GSI inaugurates its expert Gemology program in Jaipur
Gemological Science International recently inaugurated its expert gemology program, Colored Stone Professional, setting a new standard in the field of gemological education. The 14-week diploma program is offered in the hub of the colored stone industry, Jaipur, India.   more

Opsydia Appoints Jimmy Gove as Sales & Marketing Director
Leading diamond and gemstone security specialist, Opsydia, has announced the appointment of Jimmy Gove to the position of Sales and Marketing Director, effective immediately. Gove brings to Opsydia more than a decade of experience and knowledge in the diamond, gemstone and jewellery industries. He most recently served as Digital Projects Manager at Bonas Group in London, the world’s largest independent diamond and gemstone tender/auction house.   more

Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai opens its doors to the world
With a show footprint that is 46 percent bigger than the 2022 edition, Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is throwing open its doors today with impressive product launches, endless networking opportunities and an awards ceremony celebrating exceptional business leadership and success, show organisers Informa Markets Jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG) announced.   more

Debswana and Huawei Unveil World's First 5G-oriented Smart Diamond Mine Project
At MWC Barcelona 2023, Botswana's Debswana and Huawei jointly announced the world's first 5G-oriented smart diamond mine project. Debswana's Head of Information Management Molemisi Nelson Sechaba said that the Huawei-enabled smart mine solution has been deployed at Debswana's Jwaneng open-pit diamond mine, and the project   more

Ministers of Mines of Zimbabwe and DRC to Headline World Diamond Congress
The 40th World Diamond Congress, which will be held in Israel from March 28 – 30, 2023, will feature a full roster of illustrious speakers, from the world of diamonds and beyond. Here’s an alphabetical list: Edward Asscher, President of the World Diamond Council;   more

GSI inaugurates its expert Gemology program in Jaipur
Gemological Science International recently inaugurated its expert gemology program, Colored Stone Professional, setting a new standard in the field of gemological education. The 14-week diploma program is offered in the hub of the colored stone industry, Jaipur, India.   more

OGI SYSTEMS - Building a Cutting edge Eco System to service the Diamond Industry on End to End solutions
In an exclusive with Mr Daniel Benjano, Founder Chairman of OGI Systems and his son Ron Benjano, Director in the company, Jewellery Technology & Machinery [JTM] bureau gets an insight on the key factors responsible for the growth of   more

GIA Researchers Identify New Spinel Treatment
Scientists at the GIA laboratory in New York City recently discovered spinel treated by nickel diffusion in a parcel of gems acquired for research purposes by the GIA research team in Bangkok. In examining the supposedly cobalt-diffused spinels, GIA researchers discovered high concentrations of nickel, consistent with diffusion treatment. The treatment with nickel, not seen before by GIA or reported in gemological literature, caused the development   more

What’s In Store for Jewellery Is Technology reshaping the industry?
Millennial Customers are buying jewellery to sport their Fashion & Lifestyle quotient thus aspiring for trend setting designs and finesse in every piece they buy. It is no more bifurcation of prices between Gold, Precious stones and other materials used while manufacturing a jewellery piece, but this is indeed the age of “Price per Piece” that most importantly included the   more

Indian Court Rules in Favor of Sarine
Singapore Exchange Mainboard and Tel Aviv Exchange listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, wishes to inform the public that an Indian court has ruled against the   more

Artificial intelligence provides for greater consistency, higher precision and deeper trust – for its 100th anniversary, Gübelin Gem Lab presents a new milestone with Gemtelligence
The Gübelin Gem Lab is celebrating its 100th anniversary while presenting the future of gemmology with Gemtelligence. Gemtelligence ensures consistency in analyses   more

Sarine launches new traceability website
The ‘Diamond Journey’ website will serve as an educational resource, as well as a sales tool that will help in strengthing the consumer’s trust and confidence in natural diamonds. The website was designed to display the sustainable impact each traceable diamond has on its way from its source at the mine until it reaches the consumer. This epic journey not   more

UAE TO CHAIR KIMBERLEY PROCESS IN 2024
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – recently announced that the UAE will be appointed chair of the Kimberley Process in 2024, assuming the role as Vice Chair in 2023. The decision follows the   more

Israel Diamond Exchange to Host Week-Long Diamond Event in March 2023 – its First in Three Years
The Israel Diamond Exchange is celebrating its first diamond happening in three years with a full week of exciting events. The Israel International Diamond Week, March 27-30, 2023, which will include a professional conference, an international exhibition and the World   more

SYNOVA INAUGURATES REVOLUTIONARY DIAMOND CUTTING AND SHAPING FACILITY IN DUBAI AT DMCC’S ALMAS TOWER
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – and Synova SA, the Swiss based provider of revolutionary water jet guided laser systems, have announced that Synova SA has joined DMCC’s growing   more

Sarine and DELGATTO Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement Enabling Rough Diamond Financing
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the   more

ITRACEIT’S TRACEABILITY SOLUTION ACHIEVES GROWING MARKET ADOPTION
iTraceiT, an Antwerp-based leading provider of diamond traceability solutions, is pleased to announce that it has witnessed growing success at all stages of the diamond pipeline. The company’s innovative technology allows customers to track the movement of   more

Nootan Thawai Named Director of Production and Services for Gemological Science International
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world and a global leader in diamond and jewelry certification, announced today that Nootan Thawai has been named Director of Production and Services for the organization.   more

Mr. Ramit Kapur Joins GSI as Managing Director, GSI India
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world and a global leader in diamond and jewelry certification, announced today that Mr. Ramit Kapur joined the organization as Managing Director of GSI India. "I welcome Ramit to GSI," says Debbie Azar, President, and Co-Founder of GSI. “Our team is made up of   more

Sarine Signs an MOU to Acquire a Majority Stake in New York's Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL)
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation,   more

Monika Biernacka Joins GSI as Executive Vice President of Operations
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world and a global leader in diamond and jewelry certification, announced recently that Monika Biernacka will join the organization as Executive Vice President of Operations.   more

New Year, New Digital GIA Report
The start of 2023 marks a significant milestone in the digital transformation of the global diamond industry - the launch of the fully digital GIA Diamond Dossier, the most widely available diamond grading report in the world.   more

Sarine Group Institutes Additional Legal Actions in India Against Suspected Intellectual Property Infringers
Singapore Exchange Mainboard and Tel Aviv Exchange listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology   more

GIA Teams with Alan Revere to Revamp Graduate Jeweler Program
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leader in gemological education, research and science-based gem identification and grading services, is revamping the GIA Graduate Jeweler program in collaboration with master goldsmith and award-winning jewelry designer Alan Revere. Learn more and be the first to know about program updates   more

GIA Observes Unusual Color Change in Sapphires
During routine color stability testing of pink sapphires, GIA experts observed an unusual gain of orange or yellow coloration to a padparadscha-like color or even to pure orange. Color in sapphires can be unstable, which is why GIA routinely tests them, including those that may be characterized with padparadscha color, for stability by exposing them to   more

GIA Digital Diamond Dossier to Launch January 2, 2023
GIA is taking the first, important step in the digital transformation of all GIA laboratory reports. Beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2023, GIA Diamond Dossier® will be available in a convenient, secure and fully digital experience. The Institute is delivering its most popular report, backed by decades of innovative research and its universally-recognized diamond grading   more

AGS and GIA Advance Their Common Missions
The American Gem Society (AGS) and GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will dramatically advance their long-standing collaboration in pursuit of their shared consumer protection missions. GIA will create an endowment to support AGS and its membership through education and credentialing, furthering the Society’s efforts to develop the next generations of   more

Israeli Diamonds Continue Upward Trend in H1 2022
Figures released by the Israel Diamond Controller for the first half of 2022 show that the positive trend in the diamond industry continued. All four major trade categories reported growth from January to June 2022, continuing the upward trend of the past 18 months.   more

WDC President calls on the KP to move forward or risk a two-tier market with dire consequences
Highlighting the proven ability of natural diamond resources to serve as a driver for the development of sustainable economies and societies, World Diamond Council President Edward Asscher warned that this potential is threatened if the Kimberley Process doesn’t   more

Moscow Diamond Bourse no longer WFDB member
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses announced today that the Moscow Diamond Bourse has suspended its membership in the organization. The move comes after the Moscow bourse temporarily stopped its activity on March 7, 2022.   more

Opsydia Secures Investment to Drive Growth in its Innovative Security Solutions for the Diamond Sector
Leading gemstone security specialist, Opsydia, has secured significant funding to kickstart the next phase of its development and support its continued growth in the international diamond and coloured stone industries.   more

GIA Expands Global Business Development Team
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leader in gemological research, education, and science-based gem identification and grading services, is expanding its business development team for North American and global brands to address the complexities and challenges of today’s market.   more

Aura Blockchain Consortium Teams Up with Sarine to Set the New Standard in Diamond Traceability
Singapore Exchange Mainboard and Tel Aviv Exchange listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology   more

Vipul Shah Takes Charge as Chairman of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council For The Term September 2022- September 2024
GJEPC, the apex body of the gem & jewellery trade in India, announced the Election Results of the new GJEPC board members for the tenure of 2022-2024 on 30th August 2022. Mr. Vipul Shah, the Vice Chairman of GJEPC for the tenure 2020-22, took charge as   more

Get-Diamonds Reports Significant Growth in Users in 2022
Get-Diamonds, the diamond trading platform of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the world’s only non-profit e-commerce site, reported a significant increase in the number of registered and active users on the site during the first seven months of this year.   more

GLT and Diamond Services announce joint venture to provide full diamond grading and certification services to Turkish market
The Gemological Laboratory of Turkey (GLT), Turkey’s leading provider of gemological services, and Diamond Services (DS), the Hong Kong-headquartered developer of technological systems and services for detecting laboratory grown, imitation and treated diamonds, have   more

GIA India Hosts Virtual Alumni Guest Session on ‘Mistaken Identity’
GIA India held its virtual alumni guest session on the topic, ‘Mistaken Identity.’ Jayesh Patel, Product Controller – Ruby, Fura Gems, was the panellist. The session started with the introduction of Jayesh Patel by Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Director – Education and Market Development, GIA India.   more

GIA India to Showcase Latest Offerings at IIJS Premiere 2022
GIA India Laboratory Private Limited (GIA India) will showcase its latest laboratory and education offerings at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) 2022 from 4-8 August at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. These include the re-energised GIA Alumni Collective, the digital GIA Diamond Dossier®, the new GIA mobile app, GIA Match iD™ device,   more

De Beers group introduces world’s first blockchain-backed diamond source platform at scale
De Beers Group is deploying the TracrTM blockchain platform at scale for its diamond production. TracrTM is the world’s only distributed diamond blockchain that starts at the source and provides tamper-proof source assurance at scale, enabling Sightholders to   more

Sarine Diamond Journey™ Traceability Solution Adopted by Bonas Group to Provide Diamond Origin
Singapore Exchange Mainboard and Tel Aviv Exchange listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI; SARN.TA), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products   more

WDC Board extends terms of elected officers through to 2023
Meeting in video-conference on June 16, 2022, the Board of Directors of the World Diamond Council (WDC) has decided that, in light of the unusual set of circumstances currently prevalent, including those precipitated by the COVID pandemic, the terms of President Edward Asscher, Vice President Feriel Zerouki and Treasurer Ronnie VanderLinden,   more

Israel Diamond Exchange to Host International Diamond Week in March 2023
The Israel Diamond Exchange will host a week-long series of professional diamond-related events from March 27-30, 2023 in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, Israel. The events will include the Israel Diamond Conference on March 27, 2023, which will feature talks and panels   more

GIA Reports to Go Digital by 2025
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leader in gemological research, education, and science-based gem identification and grading services, is strengthening its consumer protection mission by converting all GIA paper reports to digital form by 2025.   more

ALROSA steps down from the Board of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
ALROSA has voluntarily stepped down from the position of Vice-Chair of RJC, temporarily leaving the Board of Directors. This was communicated to the Board of Directors during the meeting on March Yd. ALROSA stays committed to the RJC's highest   more

JGW, the world’s largest jewellery fair, taps Singapore as venue for 2022
Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW) is temporarily relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore this September to stage Asia’s biggest and most significant B2B sourcing fair of the year – JGW Singapore. This bold and strategic move aims to make the show venue more accessible to international suppliers and buyers clamouring for the in-person show experience.   more

GIA India Holds Graduation Ceremony for its First-Ever Batches of GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended)
GIA India held the graduation ceremony for its first-ever batches of GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended) at its Mumbai and Surat campuses. Amish Turakhia, GIA Graduate Gemologist (GG®) and Managing Partner, R. Kirti and Company, was the chief   more

IEG: VICENZAORO 22, ATTENDANCE UP 24% COMPARED TO SEPTEMBER 21, 53% FROM ABROAD
Vicenzaoro - The Jewellery Boutique Show, the international trade fair organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group and the first European event for the gold and jewellery sector, closed today after much satisfaction on the part of the operators. Attendances - an example   more

iTraceiT to hold official launch of blockchain-based application for comprehensive tracing of diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry
iTraceiT, the Belgium-based innovative technology and service provider that developed a comprehensive, blockchain-based application for tracing diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry, will stage the application’s official launch on May 3, at the Antwerpsche Diamantkring   more

BVC Logistics Launches a Service Unit at SEEPZ-SEZ in Mumbai to Reduce Cost of Bullion for Exports
BVC Logistics, the market leader in Secure Logistics of precious cargo for over 60 years, has expanded its Fulfilment Centre business with the launch of a state-of-the-art Service Unit within SEEPZ-SEZ, Mumbai. This BVC Service Unit offers trade vaulting and related   more

UNI enhances supply-chain transparency for customers, by introducing a new feature that verifies a diamond is compliant with responsible sourcing standards
With the increasing demand in the marketplace for diamonds that are verifiably compliant with ethical sourcing principles, UNI Diamonds has announced the introduction of new online feature, by which users will be able limit their search of its aggregated inventory to   more

iTraceiT rolls out comprehensive, block-chain based application for tracing diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry
iTraceiT, the Belgium-based innovative technology and service provider that developed a comprehensive, blockchain-based application for tracing diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry, has begun distribution after completing prolonged beta testing with some   more

JGW, the world’s largest jewellery fair, taps Singapore as venue for 2022
Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW) is temporarily relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore this September to stage Asia’s biggest and most significant B2B sourcing fair of the year – JGW Singapore. This bold and strategic move aims to make the show venue more accessible to international suppliers and buyers clamouring for the in-person show experience.   more

Gemological Science International Launches ASSURANCE by GSI™
Gemological Science International (GSI), the leading gemological organization for major U.S. jewelry retailers, announced today the official launch of its new Assurance by GSI™ – a multi-faceted solution that offers various services for retailers. The new initiative includes an e-commerce fulfillment program and drop-ship service to consumers,   more

Tech Import To Witness Hay Days Again Italy, Israel, Turkey & many others economies would become major beneficiaries.
Indian Manufacturing sector has been thirsty for cutting edge research based technology for quite sometime now all thanks to the PANDEMIC and the lock down status that the world has witnessed. The Jewellery manufacturing sector has started looking up starting   more

DANAT to showcase natural pearl testing experiences at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) is delighted to announce that it will showcase an array of first-hand experiences of Bahrain’s rich pearling heritage for visitors to its stand at the Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The interactive DANAT exhibition at Expo 2020 Dubai will host experiences including examining a   more

'SAURIMO DIAMOND HUB INVESTMENT FORUM' successfully held in Dubai
A first of its kind "Saurimo Diamond Hub Investment Forum" held in Dubai on the 22nd of February to present to potential diamond manufacturing companies the business opportunities in the Saurimo Diamond Hub, Angola attracted Diamond Manufacturers from across the   more

WFDB Concludes Successful Presidents’ Meeting in Dubai
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded a very successful Presidents’ Meeting at the DMCC in Dubai last week, during which the organization adopted a resolution in support of social responsibility, transparency, compliance and full disclosure. This was also the first time that representatives of the Young Diamantaires were invited to join the   more

Innovative Tech Tools to transform the Jewellery Manufacturing Process In INDIA
India is on a growth path especially when it comes to manufacturing jewellery products for local as well as International consumption. Jewellery manufacturers are always on the lookout to bring in state of the art technology and machine tools that will ease the entire production   more

Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai primed to welcome international buyers next Tuesday
Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) is ready to welcome overseas buyers from more than 70 countries and regions when it opens its doors at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) next Tuesday. Confirmed attendees include 200+ hosted wholesalers, retailers   more

INDIA to witness a surge in cutting edge Tech Products from globally acclaimed principals
All that glitters is due to the optimum utilisation of cutting edge Technology and Machine tools and so much so that technology and latest inventions have transformed the Gems and Jewellery industry globally. Large jewellery corporations have reaped the benefits of   more

Opportunity to Tap $400 billion worth Exports in the 'NEW AGE'
Addressing Indian missions and Export Promotion Councils on the country's target of USD 400 billion of merchandise exports this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that four factors, including multifold increase in manufacturing, reduction in logistics cost, and international market for domestic goods, can help boost the   more

GJSCI INAUGUTATES NEW OFFICE AT SEEPZ
The inauguration ceremony of GJSCI’s new office was held on 23rd September, 2021. GJSCI has moved into a bigger office space in the same building i.e. Business Facilitation Centre, SEZ, SEEPZ from the 3rd to the 4th floor. The office was inaugurated by Hob’ble Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs   more

Egypt Gold, HRD Antwerp Sign MoU in Presence of Three Ministers
Under the auspices of Minister of Education, Dr. Tarek Shawki, Egypt Gold and HRD Antwerp sign an MoU at Egypt Gold School for Applied Technology based in Obour city. Dr. Hala Al-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Nivene Gamea, Minister of Industry and Trade, and the Belgian Ambassador in Cairo also attended the signing ceremony.   more

IGI Jewelers On A Mission $5,000 Grant Recipient Named
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, today announced Yates & Co as their Jewelers On A Mission campaign awardee. Yates & Co will be mentored by IGI and work with SCS Global Services (SCS) to actively offset their carbon emissions, beginning with an evaluation of greenhouse gas output.   more

HRD Antwerp Identifies Colour-Treated Diamond with False Inscription
HRD Antwerp recently analysed a 1.50 carat polished diamond (picture attached) that was submitted for certification in its Antwerp laboratory. The sample was identified as Type IIa, meaning that it contains virtually no elements other than carbon. Diamonds of this type are always investigated extensively at HRD Antwerp’s Research department to verify that   more

IGI’s Retail Technical Training for Caratlane redefines confident selling.
With over a hundred new recruits at the session, the Retail Technical Training by IGI elevated the art selling to a whole new level with updated product knowledge and technical support. Right from the journey of a diamond from the mine to the market, its grading and the settings in jewelry, the session successfully   more

BVC wins the coveted 'BEST CUSTOMS BROKER' of the year Award by GJEPC
BVC Logistics has been awarded the Best Customs Broker of the Year award at the 46th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2019-20 organized by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the highest recognition for excellence in   more

DANAT to showcase natural pearl testing experiences at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) is delighted to announce that it will showcase an array of first-hand experiences of Bahrain’s rich pearling heritage for visitors to its stand at the Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.   more

Angola welcomes FDI to develop it Diamond Industry.
Angola Diamond E-Conclave 2021 was organised on 1st July 2021 presented by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas - Republic of Angola and the New Jeweller International Media Group. The purpose of this E-Conclave was to promote important Diamond related projects, such as the Saurimo Diamond Hub as well as the   more

DMCC’S AHMED BIN SULAYEM NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR NEW WORLD DIAMOND COUNCIL INITIATIVE
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced that its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, and its Special Advisor - Precious Stones, Dr. Martin Leake,   more

GJSCI INAUGUTATES NEW OFFICE AT SEEPZ
The inauguration ceremony of GJSCI’s new office was held on 23rd September, 2021. GJSCI has moved into a bigger office space in the same building i.e. Business Facilitation Centre, SEZ, SEEPZ from the 3rd to the 4th floor. The office was inaugurated by Hob’ble Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution   more

GJEPC signs MoU with eBay to boost retail exports of Gems & Jewellery from India
In yet another landmark step, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body of Gem & Jewellery trade in India since 1966 signed an MoU with ES Online Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. (an eBay Group Company) to provide impetus to Indian Gem   more

Signet Jewelers' First Quarter Results Exceed Expectations
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG), the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently announced its results for the 13 weeks ended May 1, 2021 ("first quarter Fiscal 2022"). "Our strong first quarter results demonstrate the momentum we are building as we continue Signet's transformation," said Virginia C. Drosos, Chief Executive Officer.   more

HB Antwerp establishes premier training academy for diamond specialists and jewelers
HB Antwerp, a data and tech company specializing in the diamond trade, has established HB Academy, a state-of-the-art training and knowledge center for diamond specialists and jewelers.   more

Diamonds Do Good Invites GSI President and Co-Founder Debbie Azar to Join Board
Diamonds Do Good (DDG) unanimously approved Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, to join its Board of Directors.   more

GIA India Organises Virtual Alumni Guest Session with Industry Leader Manuj Goyal
To engage GIA alumni through continuous networking as well as opportunities to interact with industry leaders, GIA India organised its third virtual alumni guest session – the first in 2021 – and witnessed great participation. The guest speaker was Manuj Goyal, Managing   more

GIA India Launches its First Remote Learning Course for Jewellery Design
GIA India launches its first remote learning programme focused on jewellery designing. Business owners, working professionals and jewellery enthusiasts can now earn a professional GIA credential from the convenience of any location. The course, SWIFT Jewellery Design Course – Remote Learning, begins on June 28, 2021, and will help students   more

Synova Brings First Automated Laser Full-Faceting System for Diamonds to Market
Synova, the Swiss-based provider of revolutionary laser cutting systems, has launched its diamond shaping solution awaited since its announcement at the Dubai Diamond Conference last year. Synova pursued the industrialization and optimization of its DaVinci system throughout 2020 to bring the solution to market maturity. The immediate   more

IGI Uncovers Largest Misrepresented Lab-Grown Diamond
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, recently analyzed and graded a 6.18 carat round brilliant-cut, loose stone and established it was a lab-grown diamond at its Thailand location. The stone was submitted for verification purposes, and came with a GIA certificate that stated it was a natural diamond, D color, flawless clarity and triple excellent cut, reinforcing the growing   more

GET-Diamonds Signs Agreement with Technology Company Lucy Platforms
A year after its launch, GET-Diamonds.com, the B2B e-commerce diamond trading site owned by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), signed a new long-term agreement with high-tech company Lucy Platforms. According to the agreement Lucy will use its proprietary AI-based technology to enhance the design and functionality of GET-Diamonds.com, ensuring that the diamond trading platform is even more powerful, feature-rich and user-friendly.   more

Grib Diamonds Adopts The Sarine Diamond JourneyTM Traceability Program
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce   more

International Gemological Institute to Teach Client Care for Heirloom Quality Jewelry
WHO: The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the global leader for jewelry assessment, is bringing two renowned experts to lead a session for jewelry specialists covering the care and maintenance of their most precious pieces, heirlooms. John Pollard has led workshops in locations around the world and is excited to share knowledge from his over   more

BIS To Come Up With Comprehensive Guidelines On Hallmarking And Detailed Responses To Queries Raised In The Expert Committee Meeting Soon
Third meeting of the expert committee formed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to resolve the issues of mandatory hallmarking was held yesterday. A number of issues were raised during the meeting and BIS has assured to consider and come up with a comprehensive guidelines and detailed responses to the expert committee queries in next few days.   more

IGI Expands Reach Into Egypt
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, has begun providing its education services in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Institute provides retail sales training programs for diamonds and gemstones, as well as facilitates accredited training courses for jewelry professionals.   more

Sarine Technologies and Constell Group Announce Strategic Collaboration
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is pleased   more

Opsydia unveils customisable Nano ID and Loupe ID features for laboratory-grown and natural diamond trades
Leading diamond security specialist, Opsydia, has unveiled new classifications for its sub-surface identifiers, allowing diamond manufacturers, brands and grading houses to choose from a range of visibilities to suit their specific requirements.   more

Gemcorp and ENDIAMA enter joint-venture partnership to develop Diamond Project in Lunda Norte, Angola
Gemcorp, an emerging markets trade and investment group, and ENDIAMA Mining, LDA, a subsidiary of ENDIAMA EP, Angola’s state-owned diamond company, have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop the Mulepe diamond deposit in Lunda Norte, Angola.The Mulepe site, which contains significant kimberlite and alluvial deposits, represents a   more

A landmark budget for the gem & jewellery industry
GJEPC welcomes Hon’ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visionary budget; reduction on customs duty on raw materials like gold, silver and platinum to boost jewellery exports. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a slew of measures to boost Gem & Jewellery exports by cutting import duty on precious metals such as gold,   more

GIA Laboratory Prevents Attempted Fraud
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is seeing an increase in the number of laboratory-grown diamonds submitted for update or verification services with counterfeit inscriptions referencing GIA natural diamond reports. The majority of the newlysubmitted laboratory-grown diamonds have higher clarities and their measurements and weights were almost identical to the GIA reports referenced by the counterfeit inscriptions.   more

Gemological Science International Opens New Laboratory in Jaipur India, Expanding Global Footprint
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, announced the opening of its newest laboratory in Jaipur, India. The Jaipur laboratory will offer all GSI’s core services. The new laboratory includes a dedicated division specializing in colored gemstone geographical origin and identification as Jaipur   more

SSEF LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE COURSES ON MAJOR GEMS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has launched a series of free-of-charge, online courses, entitled “Understanding Gemstones.” With each covering a specific gem, the courses are comprehensive and self-paced by the student, who is able to start and complete them at any time via SSEF’s Internet-based learning platform.   more

The new IGI jewelry report brings onboard the best of seamless technology.
The latest version of the IGI Jewelry Report exhibits exceptional security features that can assist both jewelers and end consumers to evaluate and understand the jewelry better. Security and convenience being the core aspects, the report elevates the fine jewelry retail experience to a whole new level. Features like the bar code and the QR code makes the report   more

GIA Wins Trademark Infringement Suit
Citing recognition of GIA for gemological report services and education, a Belgian court unequivocally ordered AIG Belgium, operating as American International Gemological Laboratories and Antwerp International Gemological Laboratories, to immediately cease using ‘AIG’ alone or in conjunction with other marks, or face significant penalty payments. This definitive ruling applies to the use of the now-illegitimate marks used by ‘AIG’   more

Opsydia unveils customisable Nano ID and Loupe ID features for laboratory-grown and natural diamond trades
Leading diamond security specialist, Opsydia, has unveiled new classifications for its sub-surface identifiers, allowing diamond manufacturers, brands and grading houses to choose from a range of visibilities to suit their specific requirements. Utilising the laser technology within the Opsydia System, users can choose from Nano ID features or Loupe   more

GEMBRIDGE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL INDUSTRY AMBASSADOR NETWORK TO EXPAND BUSINESS
Digital coloured gemstone trading platform Gembridge is pleased to announce that it has established a global ambassador network of distinguished industry figures to expand the business. The network, which includes many of the world’s most respected gemstone dealers, will aim to   more

IGI Announces Customized Educational Seminars
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory – is offering online seminars for jewelry professionals on a variety of topics. From introductory 4Cs education, to diamond sourcing and origins, to the newest developments in lab-grown diamonds, IGI is actively educating trade organizations and sales professionals in several sectors, including leading luxury brands.   more

IGI to Certify Rare Pink Diamonds from Australia’s Argyle Mine
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent gemological laboratory, will certify a second curated collection of pink diamonds that were unearthed at Australia’s Argyle Mine prior to its closure last year. These “Argyle pinks” will be accompanied by IGI reports and security-seals, designed to commemorate the renowned mine, which supplied over 90% of the globe’s extremely rare pink and red diamonds.   more

The IGI-BDB Diamond Workshop culminates with a team of confident work force
A joint initiative of BDB and IGI, the workshop on diamonds was a success with members of the bourse updating their knowledge base. Conducted by the instructor of gemological studies at IGI School of Gemology, Bhavin Patel, the session delved deeper into the study of the 4C’s, treatments and imitations as well as lab grown diamonds.   more

Sarine Technologies alleges “Copyright violation” and “Technology Theft”
In an exclusive interview with The New Jeweller, Sarine Technologies CEO David Block answers questions following a dramatic raid by Indian tax authorities on a large diamond service provider in Surat last week which has allegedly copied Sarine’s highly successful Galaxy systems for a number of years.   more

DITP shifts format of 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair from February 2021 to online exhibition called BGJF Virtual Trade Fair in May 2021
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) will change the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair scheduled for February 2021 from a physical fair to become the BGJF Virtual Trade Fair in May 2021 in order to ensure the continuity of the trade show and provide trading opportunities for the gems and jewelry industry during the New Normal.   more

AIGS signs cooperation agreement with China’s National Gemstone Testing Center
The AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) has signed a Letter of Intent to boost cooperation with China’s National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC). The collaboration will help to promote the integration process of Asia-Pacific jewelry standards under the AGA (Asia-Pacific Gemstone and Technology Standardization Alliance).   more

Diatrue Jumbo Yet another superlative Technology from OGI Systems
OGI Systems ltd. is thrilled to announce yet another technological milestone, by Daniel Benjano. The new innovative technology, DiaTrue, was presented to the ASSURE testing program, where it was ranked highest for a novice operator, testing for synthetic diamonds above 2mm. OGI Diatrue products are suitable for all kind of users. From wholesale to retail jewelers. Diatrue provides accurate scan analyses from small diamonds to the large mounted jewelry.   more

Bharat Diamond Bourse resolves to allow trade of Lab Grown Diamonds
Bharat Diamond Bourse, World’s largest Diamond Exchange in its 10th successful Year has approved an important step towards building the Diamond business for the future by embracing Lab Grown Diamond Trade into its fold. The Bourse committee and members passed a resolution during its   more

GIA Offers Singular Postdoctoral Research Opportunity
Early-career scientists in geology, minerology geochemistry and related fields have a unique opportunity to advance their research and our understanding of the Earth with a fellowship at the world’s premier gemological research organization – GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. The Institute’s Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide an exceptional opportunity for specialized research through unparalleled   more

IGI and BDB Unveil New Course Offerings
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) recently partnered to provide exclusively created courses in grading and jewelry designing for members of the bourse. With the goal of enhancing and updating technical knowledge and skills, the courses will help the local region remain adept as the gem and jewelry industries in India face a futuristic transformation.   more

Opsydia perfects internal identifier that doesn’t affect the clarity grade of flawless diamonds
Leading diamond security specialist, Opsydia, has honed its sub-surface laser technology to create its smallest and faintest identifier to date, meaning even an internally flawless natural diamond can have a logo, serial number or encrypted code placed beneath its surface without affecting its clarity grade.   more

US$2 Million Available in 2021 GIA Scholarships
Whether you are new to the gem and jewelry industry or a veteran looking to expand your knowledge, education from GIA will equip you with the tools to succeed. A scholarship from GIA makes achieving your educational goals financially attainable. GIA is accepting scholarship applications until March 31, 2021 for classes that start June through   more

Digital Tenders Utilising Sarine’s Technologies Evolving as Preferred Platform for Rough Trading
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce   more

GEMEWIZARD AND IIG TO OPEN A FOURTH GEM COLOR ACADEMY BRANCH IN INDIA
The Gem Color Academy, Gemewizard®'s educational arm, announced today the official opening of its fourth branch, run in collaboration with International Institute of Gemology (IIG) of India. The new venture enables IIG to offer online and on-site classes of Gem Color Academy's Colored Stones Grading Course in its premises in India and Hong Kong.   more

GIA India Offers Knowledge Webinar on ‘Introduction to Laboratory-Grown Diamonds’
To continue sharing knowledge about laboratory-grown diamonds, GIA India organised the Knowledge Webinar ‘Introduction to Laboratory-Grown Diamonds’ for members of the gem and jewellery trade across India. More than 130 participants attended this webinar to learn important information about   more

IGI Certifies Guinness World Record Diamond Ring
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) documented another notable achievement with its certification of a Guinness World Record holder. Created by Renani Jewels and Jewelry Designer Harshit Bansal, the historic ring totals 12,638 diamonds – smashing previous records by more than 4,800 stones.   more

DUBAI’S DMCC OPENS REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN TEL AVIV TO BOOST ISRAELI TRADE THROUGH THE UAE
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced recently the official opening of its representative office in Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel. Based in the headquarters of the Israeli Diamond Exchange (IDE), the new office will support Israeli businesses, from all industries and sectors,  more

Outlook on Driving Diamond Desirability with NDC CEO, David Kellie
I hope that this letter finds you, your colleagues, and your families all well. As we approach the festival and holiday period, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the progress of our strategy and to give you a first preview of the next phase of our plans.   more

UNI Diamonds to offer GIA Diamond Origin Reports directly through its online platforms
UNI Diamonds has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to integrate GIA Diamond Origin Reports into all of the UNI diamond platforms. As a result of the agreement, key information about the provenance of diamonds carrying such reports, including images of the rough stones from which they were cut,  more

Digital Tenders Utilizing Sarine’s Technologies Are Becoming The Fastest Growing Platform For Rough Diamond Trading
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” and along with its subsidiaries “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce   more

IGI’s Hong Kong Lab Certifies Largest CVD Grown Diamond
The International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) Hong Kong laboratory recently certified the largest chemical vapor deposition (CVD) laboratory-grown diamond received to date. This accomplishment arrives three months after the Institute’s historic analysis of the Guinness World Record holder for the biggest black lab-grown diamond.   more

GIA India Offers Knowledge Webinar on ‘November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine’
GIA India organised the Knowledge Webinar ‘November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine’ for members of the gem and jewellery trade across India. More than 60 participants attended this webinar to learn important information about the two birthstones for November. To stay informed about GIA India’s upcoming Knowledge Webinars, call +91-22-68493960.   more

KIM E. PELLETIER, FORMERLY OF POLYGON, NAMED CEO OF WFDB’S GET DIAMONDS PLATFORM
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) announced today that it has recruited industry veteran Kim E. Pelletier to serve as CEO of the newly formed Get Diamonds B2B diamond trading platform. Get Diamonds, which is owned by the WFDB, is the only non-profit entity diamond trading platform whose slogan is “By the industry, for the industry.”   more

SILICON VALLEY’S DIAMOND FOUNDRY SETS UP IN DUBAI’S DMCC TO EXPAND SALES OF LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has welcomed Silicon Valley’s Diamond Foundry as the latest member to join its growing community of laboratory-grown diamond (LGD) companies. To mark the occasion, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Almas Tower  more

GIA’s Knowledge Session Captures the Importance of Sustainability and Ethics
If you have ever wondered, “what does sustainability mean in jewelry and why should we care?” then GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) recent Knowledge Session, where experts offer a trove of knowledge based on their experience and expertise, has answers for you. The Nov. 12 webinar offered insights into consumer demand for ethically sourced materials,  more

First Fruit of the Israel-UAE Peace Accord: Israel and Dubai Diamond Exchanges Sign Strategic Accord; Agree to Open Representative Offices
In the wake of the agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges have signed a strategic agreement of collaboration to promote cooperation and dialogue between the two bourses. The signing ceremony took place this morning in a video conference between the two bourses.   more

Sarine Galaxy® Service Centre Opening in Dubai
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement and grading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce that following the recent signing of the peace and normalisation agreements with the UAE, a Galaxy® service centre is   more

Rescheduling of the 66th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) to February 2021 and Special Online Edition to be launched in November 2020.
Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Thailand Ministry of Commerce and its affiliates have been carefully monitoring the development of the global community efforts to diminish the COVID-19 situation in the past months. Although Thailand can control the outbreak so effectively that there is no local infection in the past two months,  more

IDI Reports Brisk Business at Online Diamond Trade Show
The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) reports brisk traffic on the first day of the online diamond trade show that it is hosting with the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC). The show, which is being held on the Virtual Diamond Boutique trading platform runs from September 14-17, 2020. The Israeli exhibitors include twenty-five companies who are offering over 5,600 stones valued at approximately $125 million. The goods being offered   more

Get-Diamonds.com Becomes First Trading Platform to Introduce Provenance Section
Get-Diamonds, the world’s largest online marketplace for B2B diamond trading, will be the first platform to introduce a Provenance section, where only fully traceable diamonds will be listed. The ALROSA Provenance program will be the first to offer polished diamonds with proven guarantees of origin within this section. The ALROSA program provides buyers   more

VDB Launches Software as a Service z
Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB), the jewelry industry’s leading technology partner and largest virtual marketplace, announces the launch of Software as a Service (SaaS) in support of jewelers of all types – retailers, designers/manufacturers, dealers and industry organizations who are seeking to achieve specific goals and greater success in the new normal of a virtual world. The only software-based technology developed by the jewelry industry for the   more

Update on Improving Group Business Results
Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or "the Company" and together with its subsidiaries "the Group") (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, finishing, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, wishes to update its investing public on improving results in the Group's businesses.   more

GIA Gets Specific on Laboratory-Grown Diamonds
As consumer interest in laboratory-grown diamonds increases, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is driving its consumer-protection mission forward by introducing LGDR by GIA, a family of four new digital-only reports for laboratory-grown diamonds with 4Cs color and clarity specifications replacing the descriptive terms and grade ranges previously used on GIA reports for laboratory-grown diamonds.   more

UNI Diamonds announces release of free AI-powered Price Calculator app
The Diamond Price Calculator provides a price estimate that is not based upon a static price list, but rather on UNI’s unique Artificial Intelligence-powered pricing model, which is able to accurately estimate prices of natural polished diamonds in real time.   more

AIGS Launches Gem Report Memo Program
AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) is introducing a gemstone report memo program in response to the challenges faced by gemstone dealers due to COVID-19. “COVID-19 has affected businesses all over the world. Many countries still have travel restrictions. Many of the gem shows have been canceled or postponed,” said Kennedy Ho, Chairman of the Bangkok-based lab.   more

IGI Partners with Zillion for 1-Click Savings on Insurance
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), one of the world's premier diamond, gemstone and jewelry laboratories, has partnered with leading InsurTech, Zillion, to offer 1-Click personal jewelry insurance with preferred rates and a one-of-a-kind customer experience at the point of sale or service. The partnership benefits those who purchase IGI services and is another step in both organizations’ unique and innovative approach to serving the jewelry   more

IDI and AWDC to Host Second Online Diamond Trade Show
The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) will hold a second online diamond trade show on September 14-17, 2020. The show, to be held on the Virtual Diamond Boutique trading platform, enables traders to buy and sell diamonds in a virus-free environment.  more

Gemtelligence – Gübelin Gem Lab partners with CSEM to advance gemstone analysis with the power of Artificial Intelligence
Gübelin Gem Lab has teamed up with CSEM to develop a powerful machine learning platform that advances current methods used to determine gemstone authenticity and origin. A key aspect of the jewellery industry is the correct determining of a gemstone’s country of origin and authenticity. Today, this process relies heavily on expert human judgment and   more

Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological entities in the world, is opening a second laboratory facility in New York focused on the screening and detection of undisclosed lab-grown diamonds in jewelry.
Located at 587 Fifth Avenue, GSI's new laboratory is 4,200-square-feet covering the entire ninth floor of the building where the organization will expand its service offerings and continue   more
GIT is Hosting GIT's 13th World Jewelry Design Award and Challenge Gems Faceting Master 2019, Searching for Shining Designers and Lapidaries to Win Cash Prizes WorthUSD 35,000 in total
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT is hosting a press conference on GIT's 13th World Jewelry Design Award and Challenge Gems Faceting Master 2019 with an objective tosupport and further strengthen designers and lapidaries potentials and to provide guidance towards the gem and jewelry industry today.   more

SSEF Performs First-Ever Radiocarbon Age-Dating Procedure on Historic 'Ana Maria Pearl,' to be sold as Lot 264 at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva in May
The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has successfully age-dated the historic 'Ana Maria Pearl' using carbon-14 (14C). This is the first time such a procedure has been conducted on a historic natural pearl, to provide valuable and new information on the age of a gem.
The Ana Maria pearl is due to be offered at Christie's Geneva as lot 264 in the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction on May 15, and will be on public display as of May 10 at    more

Octonus to present NEW Diamond Optical /Beauty Workshop at MGJ Conference in Cyprus
Since education is critical to enable the diamond and jewellery industry to grow and to endure difficult times, the Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference organizers CGL-GRS (Canada) and IGL (Greece) have prepared 11 talks from international experts and 5 practical workshops with the latest research samples on natural, treated and synthetic diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and opals. Workshops seats are so popular that 90% are sold out.    more

5th Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference comes to Cyprus
The Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference will take place in Limasol, Cyprus, May 17 to 19, 2019. As usual, the conference is organized byBrankoDeljanin of CGL-GRS (Canada)andGeorge Spyromilios of IGL (Greece). The first four MGJ Conferences were held in    more

Fifth Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference set to take place in Cyprus in May
Organizers of the Fifth Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference (MGJC) are putting the final touches to the event which this year takes place from May 17-19 in Limassol, Cyprus. This year's conference follows the success of the four previous Conferences which took place in Greece 2015, in Spain in 2016, in Italy in 2017 and in Montenegro last year. The 5th annual MGJ Conference is organized by CGL-GRS (Canada) and IGL (Greece) and sponsored/supported by DANAT lab (Bahrain), Octonus (Finland),   more

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opens LegCo president Andrew Leung officiates the opening ceremony
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the sixth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened at AsiaWorld-Expo. The five-day event runs from 26 Feb to 2 March and brings together a record number of 1,990 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions to showcase a medley of jewellery raw materials. This afternoon’s opening ceremony was officiated by Andrew Leung, President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), and featured actresses Serene Lim and Lisa   more

AIGS to exhibit at Hong Kong show, 24-hour gem testing turnaround times
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) will exhibit at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and will offer 24-hour turnaround times on gem testing. "We will be issuing our gemstone reports that are useful for both buyers and sellers, with a turnaround time of 24 hours," said AIGS Chairman Kennedy Ho. The AIGS, a leading   more

GIA Research Scientist Offers Seminars on Diamonds in Mumbai
GIA India conducted educational seminars about "Identification and Update on Laboratory-Grown Diamonds" and "The Causes of Colour in Natural Fancy-Coloured Diamonds" on Jan. 24, at Bharat Diamond Bourse Convention Hall in Mumbai. The seminars were presented by Dr. Sally Magaña, GIA senior research scientist from Carlsbad, California. Dr. Magaña is an expert in diamond physics, treatments and laboratory-grown diamonds. She has authored and   more

Sarine Launches Cutting-Edge Laboratory at IDWI
Sarine Technologies is inaugurating its newly branded, advanced and fully automated diamond grading lab, the only such facility based on artificial intelligence (AI), during the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) on January 28 – 30, 2019. The launch follows an initial pilot of the lab facility that opened in February 2018. Sarine, an Israel-based, publicly traded company, is the industry leader in pioneering new technologies for the entire diamond pipeline.The Sarine lab is offering automated diamond grading reports,   more

Alrosa Pilots GIA's M2M Program
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced recently that Alrosa, the world's largest producer of rough diamonds, is piloting in the Institute's M2M program. "The M2M program is a way to share with the consumer the story of our diamonds," said Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA. "The creation of tracing systems is an important step in confirming diamond provenance, which will have benefits for industry participants, retailers and ultimately retail consumers. ALROSA is examining different tracing solutions available on the market to provide consumers with supreme confidence and knowledge."   more

IRYS: DTC Sightholder boosts productivity & operational visibility by implementing RFID technology
Diarough N V, a DTC Sightholder, has been one of the pioneers in adopting technology to boost their efficiency, be it adopting SAP at a time when most other diamond manufacturers and traders were struggling with excel sheets, or enabling RFID technology in factories when the best known use of RFID was limited to inventory checking. Mr. Nishit Parikh (Bali), CEO, Diarough says, "We had realized that only technology is going to help us grow at a pace that we want to. Enabling RFID was a natural step in that direction." Irys, a company focused on enabling RFID, exclusively for the Gems & Jewellery industry, was chosen to be the partner   more

N Jewellery Techniques Pvt. Ltd.
In an exclusive with JTM [Jewellery technology & Machinery] bureau, Mehernosh Printer, Director, N Jewellery Techniques Pvt Ltd talks about the importance of "After sale service" for sector growth and opines on the need for regular workshops and knowledge series for the entire Industry. Excerpts: N Jewellery techniques Pvt Ltd has evolved over time to become an important organisation not only in terms of supplying machinery and equipment but also consulting jewellery manufacturers to set up their respective production process. Tell us something about this successful journey you have   more

ALROSA PILOTS TRACR PLATFORM
Tracr, the end-to-end diamond industry blockchain traceability platform being developed by De Beers Group in collaboration with industry stakeholders, is pleased to announce that Alrosa has joined the platform's pilot programme. Alrosa will join industry leaders from the diamond manufacturing and retail sectors in creating the blockchain platform by the industry, for the industry.Following the announcement   more

On Cheong one of the Oldest Jewellery brands in Singapore deploys RFID to boost productivity
"Old is Gold" and this applies quite literally to On Cheong, one of oldest and most trusted heritage jewellery brands in Singapore. Though at On Cheong, Old certainly does not mean outdated. In keeping with the times, On Cheong has implemented RFID at their stores for inventory tracking. This technological upgrade comes at a time when the market   more

GSI BECOMES THE FIRST LAB TO BE ISO 17025 CERTIFIED IN DUBAI
Gemological Science International (GSI) today announced it has received its ISO 17025 and DAC - REQ – 01 accreditation in Dubai, making it the first-ever, international gemological organization to do so in that country. ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission   more

MAGNIC - Bringing in Innovation that transforms the Jewellery Manufacturing Sector
Magnic Technologies is driven by people who are passionate about Electrical automation. Our industry specific and niche automation solutions makes all our clients more productive and sustainable. Our flagship product which is also the world's first "Ferrous particle detector machine" solves one of the biggest problems in the gold jewellery manufacturing   more

The Ultimate Detection Device For Laboratory Grown Diamonds
In an industry where synthetic diamonds are on the rise, trust and transparency are key to safeguarding the confidence between diamond traders, retailers and consumers alike. But how do you differentiate natural diamonds from lab-grown ones when their optical, physical and chemical properties are identical Differentiating laboratory grown   more

PARTNERSHIPS Transforming The Jewellery Manufacturing Sector In India
All that glitters is due to the optimum utilisation of cutting edge Technology and Machine tools and so much so that technology and latest inventions have transformed the Gems and Jewellery industry globally. Large jewellery corporates have reaped the benefits of technology by expanding and growing to cater to a large International mass. The entry of CACAM software into the jewellery industry changed   more

One of the biggest Jewellery house's in South India boosts sales with Irys RFID
PMJ Jewels is one of the leading jewellery house's in South India with its presence worldwide in countries like USA, UAE & SE Asia. PMJ Jewels also familiarly known as PMJ had its inception in the year 1964. PMJ has been consistently prevailing as one the best retailers and are known for their designs and after sales services.   more

GIA Collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research
Scientists at Princeton University called on GIA's (Gemological Institute of America) expertise in gemological research and the analysis of optical centers to evaluate how to use the unique properties of diamonds to create a highly secure communications network. The research, published in the July 6, 2018 issue of Science magazine, examined how color centers created by replacing two carbon   more

IGDA Welcomes FTC's Revisions to Jewelry Guides
The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) welcomes the revisions introduced by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the Jewelry Guides. This revision, which is the Guides' first major overhaul since 1996, primarily acknowledges technological developments that have led to existence of diamonds that are formed both below and above the ground. In a detailed statement explaining the changes, the FTC notes, "The Commission no longer defines a "diamond" by using the term "natural" because it is no longer accurate   more

IGI Announces New Laboratory and Gemology School in Bengaluru
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gemological institute, announced it has opened its 13th branch in Bengaluru. Located at 136 Cears Plaza off of Residency Road, the new laboratory will evaluate diamond jewelry as well as provide educational services in gemology to local diamond and gemstone enthusiasts. The Bengaluru branch complements IGI's established laboratories in Thrissur, Chennai and Hyderabad. The state-of-the-art laboratory will evaluate and certify jewelry on the same international   more

IGI D Show completes the 8th edition run successfully
The IGI D Show hosted by the International Gemological Institute, IGI India, concluded on a highly positive note. The theme for this edition was 'Designing For The Millennials' and the merchandise on display witnessed the convergence of contemporary and ethnic designs. The show, hosted at the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa from July 2nd, witnessed quality interaction among 29 handpicked manufacturers   more

The Diamond Industry Moves Towards Responsible Sourcing
Sarine Technologies Ltd noted that the major industry focus at theJCK Las Vegas 2018 trade show in early June was the issue of responsible diamond sourcing and provenance traceability. Major miners, including DeBeers who hosted a panel on its Tracr blockchain proposition, Alrosa and Canada's Dominion, all commented on the growing importance of diamond traceability.   more

SYNTHDETECT SHORTLISTED AS FINALIST FOR INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year's JNA Awards. SYNTHdetect, launched last year, is the first synthetic diamond screening device to simultaneously test   more

Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd.
India is poised to become the global hub for jewellery manufacturing. What according to you are the important factors that are responsible for the growth of the Indian jewellery sector?

Indians have always been in awe for beautiful jewellery and most of the diamond studded jewellery have their origins from India. Art and beauty goes hand in hand and that is what brought jewellery creation in the olden times. But systematically we went down in that innovation due to lack of technology during the colonial period.   more

Aditi Laser Integrator
JTM Bureau in an exclusive with Mr. Bhavin Kamdar, Director, Aditi Laser Integrator on the current market scenario in the Indian jewellery manufacturing sector. An exclusive:

India is poised to become the global hub for jewellery manufacturing. What according to you are the important factors that are responsible for the growth of the Indian jewellery sector?
Adapting the technology used in international market with the plus point of having very good labour force is pushing Indian jewellery   more

SRS Jewelkon India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Shankhesh Shah, Managing Director, SRS Jewelcon on the growth of the tech and machinery sector in India:

Factors responsible for the growth of tech and Machinery sector in India.
Today, India is the most watched nation in terms of progress and prosperity. Thanks to the new Government which has made the way to conduct business very simple and transparent. India is known as a young nation and this itself defines the reason for its faster growth than any other economy. Competitiveness, Excellence in service levels   more


Subbu
Editor, The New Jeweller group
It's absolutely right if De Beers does it?
DeBeers launches 'Lightbox Jewellery' – A Lab grown jewellery brand
The announcement by DeBeers to launch 'Lightbox Jewellery' that would market a new brand of Lab grown Diamond jewellery under 'Lightbox' to offer consumers high quality fashion jewellery designs at lower prices than the existing lab grown diamonds, has been getting mixed reactions from the NaturalDiamonds and the Jewellery Sector. The epitomised entity 'DeBeers' who are the flag bearers of Natural Diamonds, entering the Lab grown market is indeed   more

Gold Side Production
India will be a global hub for jewellery manufacturing. What are the important factors that have contributed to the growth of this sector?
The Gems and Jewellery sector plays a significant role in the Indian economy, contributing around 7 per cent of the country's GDP and 15.71 per cent to India's total merchandise exports. It also employs over 4.64 million workers. One of the fastest growing sectors, it is extremely export oriented and labour intensive. The Government has recently undertaken various measures to promote investments and to upgrade technology and skills to promote 'Brand India' in the international market.   more

Krishna Enterprise
Technology and Machinery sector in India is evolving and competing with International tech manufacturers. Your opinion on the growth of indigenous manufactured tech products and the 'make in India' initiative of the government?
Buyers, in India have become knowledgeable now and they are aware about the brand of technologically advanced available in the market. I think a little more focus is required from buyer's side to understand these technologies along with an in depth understanding on using this technology and about how a product quality can be   more

H.K.Malvi Industries
What are the challenges faced by Indian tech and machine tool manufacturers in comparison with international distributors and what are the steps to overcome the same?
Let's take this question in the other way. Now international manufacturers are facing huge challenges as compared to Indian machinery manufacturers in terms of quality, pricing and of course, after sales service. Indian tech and machinery manfactureres are in a better position to offer products that are better in quality and most importantly pricing when it comes to comparing with machines made abroad   more

Kaustubhh Technocraft
Factors that have resulted in the growth of Tech and Machinery sector in India.

INDIA, in fact the "SONE KI CHIDIYA" was well known since centuries as the hub for its traditional jewellery & jewellery making art, thanks for being gifted by the great artisans & rapidly growing in house technology.
On Make in India initiative.
Remarkably in all the "top class posts & fields" the world finds an Indian reputed name as far as Research, technology & business   more

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