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HKTDC twin jewellery shows attract exhibitors and buyers from 130 countries and regions, delivering robust results
Following Hong Kong’s lifting of the mandatory mask mandate and full resumption of travel, business people from around the world flocked to the city’s first major trade fair. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 39th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International   more
India’s Jewellery Kaarighars, Craftsmen, Artisans & Goldsmiths to be recognised as ‘Vishwakarmas’
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the apex trade body, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) appointing GJEPC as implementing agency for Prime Minister PM Vishwakarma Scheme. The MoU was signed in the august presence of Shri Dharmendra   more
Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal graces commencement ceremony of Bharat Ratnam - Mega Common Facility Centre in SEEPZ Mumbai for Gem & Jewellery Industry
India’s first Mega Common Facility Centre opens in SEEPZ SEZ Mumbai for the gem & jewellery industry. Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and   more
GIA’s 7th Annual Jewelry Design Competition Celebrates Emerging Talent
Recognizing the outstanding talent of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) jewelry design students from around the world globally, the Institute recently awarded the seventh Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design. The award, created with the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation in 2018, was presented during the annual GIA Alumni Collective celebration in Tucson, AZ, to Suhan Wang, a graduate of the GIA school in Taipei.   more
IGI Expressions™ Names 9 Jewelry Design Champions from 1,500+ Submissions spanning 40 Countries
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest gemological organization, has announced the winners of the 2023-24 IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition. This year’s event enjoyed unprecedented response, attracting a total of 1,515 submissions from more than 1,100 artists and creatives around the world. From a total of 54 designs advanced as finalists,   more
GIA Expands with State-of-the-Art Laboratory in Dubai
The global diamond industry now has a new, state-of-the-art option for meeting the need for trusted, efficient, and recognized science-based diamond grading services. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) opened the GIA Laboratory DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) in Dubai on February 19, 2024. “Opening a GIA laboratory in the important global diamond center of Dubai is a significant step   more
IIGJ-RLC Launches Pearl Identification Service in Jaipur
IIGJ-Research & Laboratories Centre (IIGJ-RLC), a unit of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has announced the launch of much awaited service of pearl identification in Jaipur on 7th March 2024. Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman of the GJEPC, along with Shri Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman (GJEPC), Shri Nirmal Kumar Bardiya,   more
MATTEO FARSURA APPOINTED ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP’S GLOBAL EXHIBITION MANAGER OF THE JEWELLERY & FASHION DIVISION
Passing of the baton within Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), Jewellery & Fashion Division. While the Global Exhibition Director of the Jewellery & Fashion division, Marco Carniello, takes on the role of Chief Business Officer at the helm of IEG's new Business Division that will coordinate all the industries headed by the exhibition player, Matteo   more
Louis Vuitton turns to blockchain for new fine jewelry collection
Reaffirming the maison’s bullish investment in emerging technologies, Louis Vuitton’s latest LV Diamonds fine jewelry collection has tapped the Aura Blockchain Consortium for its new digital certificates. These certificates trace the journey of each central stone from the mine to the finger, enabling owners of the brand’s latest diamond   more
Vicenzaoro January : IEG'S Trade Show is the Global Jewellery Industry's choice
Vicenzaoro January 2024 exceeds all the most optimistic priorexpectations of the Vicenza - Italy gold and jewellery exhibition’s 70-year anniversary. Italian Exhibition Group's (boutique show) closed with a 3% increase in attendance at the Vicenza Expo Centre, surpassing last January’s record edition. Moreover, at this edition, six out of ten visitors came from abroad: the global jewellery   more
Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) is one of the world’s most renowaned and longest celebrated gems and jewelry trade fairs. Consecutively organized for 4 decades, BGJF is regarded as a significant trading arena where global gems and jewelry players can achieve their purposes in trading and networking, while the jewelry enthusiasts could get inspired and fulfill their jewelry path. This event clearly highlights Thailand   more
Strong Comeback of Twin Jewellery Shows @HKCEC & @AWE
Exciting News! The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewellery Show come back again this year!
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Informa Markets Jewellery launches Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA
Informa Markets Jewellery launched today the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), an awards programme that applauds outstanding sustainability initiatives undertaken in the last three years by businesses of all sizes operating in the fine jewellery, gemstone and related industries.   more
Final report The start of international growth
For its 50th anniversary, INHORGENTA MUNICH presented itself fresher, more modern, more diverse, more international, and more high-profile than ever from February 16 to 19. The strong growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers shows: The new concept is a success. The focus for INHORGENTA 2025 will be on further expanding internationalization with India as the guest country.   more
Pandora CEO joins the board of Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
The global ESG coalition for watch and jewellery companies, The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030), today announced the appointment of Alexander Lacik, CEO of Pandora, to its board of directors. Alexander Lacik joined Pandora in 2019 and has led the Danish jewellery brand through an impressive financial turnaround while establishing an ambitious sustainability programme. Under his   more
This Year’s biggest Wearable Artworks & Crafts Design Fest at GJEPC’s Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2024 on 12-13 February
Come and fall in love with Design once again this Valentine’s Day! The Year’s biggest Wearable Artworks & Crafts Design Fest will be celebrated at The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s Artisan Design Jewellery Awards 2024 on 12-13 February at the Ice Factory, Ballard Estate in South Mumbai. Among many design themes, ‘Jewellery as   more
The jury has decided INHORGENTA AWARD 2024 – the finalists
“The INHORGENTA AWARD is the platform for innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. In its seventh edition, we are delighted to see outstanding designs and concepts from the international jewelry, timepiece and gemstone industry. We are overwhelmed by 137 submissions and thank everyone for their effort and dedication. They have all contributed to turning this AWARD into something special! The glamorous award ceremony will take place this year for the first time at the Showpalast – an evening in a class of its own to   more
INHORGENTA anniversary program - From history into the future
BOLD is not only the motto for the new look for INHORGENTA, taking place in Munich from February 16 to 19, 2024, but also for its supporting program. In its anniversary year, it is more extensive than ever: whether in the Trendfactory, the Experience Hub with the Watch   more
CIBJO releases guidance document outlining ESG principles for companies operating in the laboratory-grown diamond sector
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has released a guidance document outlining environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles for companies primarily involved in the laboratory-grown diamond sector. Entitled “Environmental, Social and Governance Principles for Laboratory-Grown Diamonds,” the new guidance   more
Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Bharat Ratnam Mega Common Facility Centre (CFC) in SEEPZ Mumbai for gem & jewellery Industry
Today signifies a momentous occasion as the esteemed Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the commencement of the Bharat Ratnam Mega CFC at the SEEPZ SEZ in Mumbai in virtual mode (remotely). This momentous event is a testament to the Government's commitment to driving innovation, economic growth,   more
THE GJEPC - DGFT urges GJEPC to popularize jewellery exports thru’ e-commerce; and to position India as top supplier, design creator & value-adding hub for gold jewellery India will target gold jewellery exports of USD 25 billion by 2030: Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, at the India Gold & Jewellery Summit
India's gold jewellery ecosystem stands strong in infrastructure, policies, exports, retail, design, and innovation, and is poised for a significant role on the global stage. Mr. Santosh Kumar   more
VICENZAORO JANUARY, IEG: THE NEXT 70 YEARS OF JEWELLERY START FROM 2024
The Jewellery Boutique Show, opens the 70th anniversary of the gold and jewellery event in Vicenza. From today until Tuesday 23rd January, Italian Exhibition Group's international show will host over 1,300 exhibiting brands from 37 countries occupying the entire Vicenza Expo Centre. Not only Made in Italy since 40% of the halls are occupied by international exhibitors and about   more
ICA and AV Globale to Launch ICA GemBureau Middle East 
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announced today that it has signed an agreement with AV Globale, a Dubai-based ICA member, to establish the ICA GemBureau Middle East, a Dubai-based dedicated facility designed to meet the needs of ICA members and trade representatives, including those based   more
GIA India Conducts Seminar for Staff of Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. in Surat
GIA India held a seminar on the topic, “Fancy-shape Diamonds,” for the staff of Finestar Jewellery & Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. in Surat. More than 30 staff members attended the seminar. Participants learned about grading fancy-shape diamonds, facet arrangement and fancy-shape symmetry grading. They also learned about topics   more
CIBJO’s Jewellery Industry Voices begins fifth season with seven hybrid seminars at January VICENZAORO show
CIBJO’s popular Jewellery Industry Voices webinar and seminar series will kick off its fifth season at the VICENZAORO show in Vicenza, Italy, with seven hybrid seminars – in person at the Fiera di Vicenza exposition centre, and simultaneously live streamed. They will take place over two   more
Gem & Jewellery industry will play a key role in making Maharashtra USD 1 trillion economy: Dr. Devendra Fadnavis Dy. Chief Minister, Maharashtra during inauguration of IIJS Signature 
Gems & jewellery industry belongs to Mumbai as Mumbai accounts for 72% of the annual USD 37 bn of exports, proclaimed Dr. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon. Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra   more
Third Edition of Nebu Gold & Jewelry Expo: A Glittering Success
This year's Nebu International Gold & Jewelry Expo was a resounding triumph, bringing together over 10,000 industry leaders, designers, and merchants under one roof. The event showcased breathtaking collections, highlighted emerging Egyptian designers, and provided a platform for networking and collaboration with over 50 exhibitors and international buyers. Read on   more
Level up your jewelry collection for the wedding season at IGI’s 17th Edition of D- Show in Goa
Get ready to witness the most spectacular diamond event of the year as IGI proudly presents its 17th Edition of D-Show in Goa from 10th to 12th December 2023. This unique event brings together industry professionals and maestros from across India, providing you with the perfect platform to plan your next big business move. This event has 40  more
Dubai Jewellery Group Dazzles with Unprecedented Offers at the Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Jewellery Group (DJG), the trade body for the jewellery industry in the region, announces its triumphant return to the iconic Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a captivating array of offerings set to fascinate residents and visitors alike. Scheduled to commence on December 8th, 2023, and run through January 14th, 2024, this year's DSF campaign promises to immerse Jewellery shoppers in a world of glamour.   more
GJEPC Secures Grant For Micro & Small Exhibitors At IIJS Signature 2024
GJEPC has successfully enlisted the IIJS Signature 2024 Exhibition under the “Procurement and Marketing Support” scheme of the Ministry of MSME. The scheme provides financial assistance to micro and small enterprises for participating in domestic and international trade fairs and exhibitions. As a result, the eligible exhibitors can now avail themselves of a   more
JGTD 2024 announces new show dates and venue Third edition will be held from 12 – 14 November 2024 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC)
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is rescheduling its third edition to 12 – 14 November 2024 as it prepares to move to its new home in Halls 1 & 2 South of the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC). The fair was originally set for 6 – 8 February 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Situated in the Expo/District 2020 neighbourhood   more
Mining Indaba 2024 hosts the return of the Mining Innovation & Research Battlefield
Investing in African Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) and the Development Partner Institute (www.DPIMining.org) launched the 2024 Mining Innovation & Research Battlefield to entrants today; The Battlefield is a high-profile platform for innovators and researchers to share their ideas on the challenges facing large-scale, small-scale and artisanal mining; BHP Xplor are   more
GJEPC Expands Presence in Mumbai with New Office at Iconic Zaveri Bazaar
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the leading authority in India's gem and jewellery trade, inaugurated its second office on 1st November in Mumbai, located at Zaveri Bazaar. The opening ceremony was graced by Dr. Harshdeep Kamble, IAS, Principal Secretary of Industries for the Government of Maharashtra, along with Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC,   more
KISNA Diamond and Gold Jewellery Unveil 2nd Exclusive Brand Showrooms in Hyderabad
KISNA, a famous jewelry brand under the esteemed Hari Krishna Group, proudly brings over 18 years of unrivaled expertise in jewelry designing, manufacturing, and service to the Pearl city of Hyderabad. Unwavering commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction has firmly established KISNA   more
Israel Diamond Exchange to Host International Diamond Week April 1 – 4, 2024
The Israel Diamond Exchange will once again host a professional diamond conference and international diamond exhibition during International Diamond Week, to be held from April 1 – 4, 2024. The events will include the second annual Israel Diamond Conference on April, 2024, which will feature talks and panels by   more
Maharashtra Government allocates Additional Land for Worker Housing Near India Jewellery Park by GJEPC in Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra Hon. Minister of Industry Shri Uday Samant during his visit to GJEPC and Bharat Diamond Bourse announced that the State has taken a decision to allocate additional land adjacent to the Park for India Jewellery Park workers’ residence. India’s first-ever Jewellery Park in   more
GIA Alumni Collective, Mumbai Chapter Hosts an Insightful Evening during Bharat Diamond Week
GIA Alumni Collective, Mumbai Chapter hosted an insightful evening in which the attendees were enthralled by a conversation with Avnish Anand, CEO, CaratLane. The event, held at the Bharat Diamond Bourse, during the Bharat Diamond Week, brought together GIA alumni   more
India Jewellery Designers Forum 2023 A Huge success
‘Design as an element in business is of immense value. In today’s robust global economic framework all businesses understand the power and financial value of a good design. In this “Era of Design” successful brands seem to really value design and utilize it to secure a competitive advantage’ The Designers’ fraternity in India have played an important role in transforming the gems and jewellery industry in the country   more
Indian High Fashion & Jewellery Shine at GJEPC's 'Jewels UnBounded' in Hong Kong
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), the apex trade organization dedicated to promoting Indian gem and jewellery exports worldwide, hosted a historic event - "Jewels UnBounded - a one-of-a-kind showcase in Hong Kong on the evening of September 21, 2023. The event showcased India's rich and diverse range of gemstones,   more
GJNRF Elects Board of Trustees for 2023-26: Praveen Shankar Pandya is New Chairman, Sanjay Kothari Managing Trustee
The Gem & Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF), the body that coordinates social intervention by the gem and jewellery industry in India, especially during crisis periods, recently elected its new Board of Trustees for 2023-26. The members of the Board subsequently elected Praveen Shankar   more
International participation roars back at the biggest jewellery show in the world
The 40th edition of Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) wrapped up on a triumphant note this past Sunday, 24 September – setting records as the city’s first event since the pandemic to witness the full resurgence of   more
Hon’ble Union Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal and French Foreign Trade Minister Mr. Olivier Becht Jointly Inaugurate “NAVARATAN” Exhibition at G20 TIMM being held in Jaipur
Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, and Mr. Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals   more
11th edition of Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair: A Sparkling Display of Glamour, Innovation, and Lucrative Business Prospects
Informa Markets in India, the leading organiser of B2B events across India, is all set to host the 11th edition of the esteemed Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair ( DJGF ). Recognised as North India's preeminent international trade show for the jewellery sector, DJGF is scheduled to take place in Hall 2, 3, 4, & 5 GF at the Pragati Maidan venue in New Delhi   more
Dholakia Foundation (Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.) Awarded Philanthropy Category at The Indian Family Business Awards 2022
Dholakia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., is once again recognised for its societal contribution as the recipient of the Indian Family Business Awards 2022, Philanthropy category. The award category is to honour businesses that have exhibited   more
Creative director Paola De Luca to outline vision on the future of the industry at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney
Creative director and jewellery expert Paola De Luca, CEO of consulting firm The Futurist LLC and founder of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting, an independent observatory of Italian trade show VicenzaOro, will lead seminars at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney from August 26-28,   more
Gems & Jewellery Exports could witness a fall of up to 15%
The Gems & Jewellery exports from India comprising Precious Metals Jewellery as well as Polished Diamond Exports could fall upto 15% this fiscal compared to YOY results said Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC. Attributing this fall to economic volatility, ongoing Russia – Ukraine war and slump in two major markets that is the US and China Industry sources say the polished manufacturers in India   more
DITP and GIT announce the Ruby Celebration of Bangkok Gems’ in its 68th Edition This September
Mr. Phusit Ratanakul Sereroengrit, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and Mr. Sumed Prasongpongchai, Director of the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), joined forces with nearly 20 governmental and private sector   more
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere 2023 starts with a bang, sets an optimistic outlook for the future
The much-awaited 39th edition of IIJS Premiere 2023, organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), kick-starts today in Mumbai. This prestigious event brings together the gems and jewellery industry for an extraordinary showcase of excellence, innovation, and sustainability.   more
50th anniversary—strong momentum
New hall structure for a brilliant future
INHORGENTA is positioning itself for a future-proof transformation with fresh concepts. Europe's leading platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones is experiencing a powerful and inspiring trading-up on its 50th anniversary in 2024. Part of this transformation is   more
JGTD returns for third edition with richer showcase of product diversity and innovation
Further solidifying its distinctive position as a top-tier destination for B2B sourcing worldwide, Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) is returning for its third edition with new pavilions and an enhanced selection of   more
AGTA rejoins CIBJO, plans to participate in 2023 Congress in Jaipur
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced that it has resumed its membership in The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) after an absence of seven years. The decision comes ahead of the 2023 CIBJO Congress, which will take place October 3–5 in Jaipur, India, a key coloured gemstone manufacturing and trade centre.   more
KISNA’S EIGHTH EXCLUSIVE SHOWROOM & FIRST IN MUMBAI
KISNA, from Hari Krishna Group is on its way to make its mark in western India as it launches its first franchise showroom in the city of Mumbai. With this new showroom launch, KISNA continues to take a progressive step towards a shift in its distribution strategy as it aims to fulfill its promise and vision of making diamond jewellery accessible to all   more
GJEPC organizes India Evening to showcase finest of Indian jewels to Ambassadors of the leading countries of the world
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), apex trade body promoting Indian gems & jewellery exports , globally , organised the India Evening (An Evening of Extravaganza) in New   more
Hari Krishna Exports Celebrates its 3 Decades by Supporting Noble Initiatives.
Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading diamond companies in India, marks its significant milestone of the 31st-anniversary celebration remarkably. The company opened its doors to host a blood donation camp in Mumbai which is organised by them thrice in a year. The camp welcomed individuals from all walks of life to participate in the noble cause of   more
London Diamond Bourse – Practical Diamond Knowledge Workshop – CPD Certified
On June 12th the London Diamond Bourse announced the certification of their educational Practical Diamond Knowledge Workshop. Production of the course originally got underway back in 2021 and was officially launched in August 2022, since then there has been a steady stream of participants, and the feedback has been extremely positive.   more
Mozambique starts certification of diamonds, precious metals and gemstones
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias, yesterday in the city of Chimoio, Manica province, inaugurated the first trading hub for the certification of diamonds, precious stones and gems, where the Kimberley Process Precious Metals and Gemstone Management Unit also operates. Zacarias announced that more such hubs,   more
World's Sixth Largest Jewellery Retailer, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, forays into Europe
Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the world's sixth-largest jewellery retailer, inaugurated its newest showroom at London's famous East Shopping Centre. Marking its global presence with expansion into its 11th country of operation, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has an extensive   more
VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER 2023, IEG: GOLD AND JEWELLERY ALREADY SOLD OUT
Vicenzaoro is all sold out for the September edition. The gold, jewellery and watch community’s most eagerly awaited event in Europe will be back from 8th to 12th September with the entire exhibition area of Italian Exhibition Group's Vicenza Expo Centre already   more
Gembridge customers co-create jewellery with some of the world’s best designers
Customers of digital gemstone marketplace Gembridge can now design jewellery directly with a diverse range of world-class designers and artisans around the world, from New York to Geneva, Beirut to Bangkok. Vatche Aghjayan, the New York-based designer and one of   more
EIGHT LEADING DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS TO PARTNER WITH NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL
The Natural Diamond Council is pleased to announce a major partnership with eight of the world’s most influential diamantaires. For the first time since the inception of the NDC (formerly the Diamond Producers Association), a collective agreement has been reached with a significant number of   more
Get ready: Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong back in action next month
Hong Kong is abuzz with excitement as it prepares to host Asia’s largest mid-year B2B fine jewellery destination for the first time in three years, with buyers from around the world eager to explore the impressive exhibits and product innovations that will be on offer at the fair next month, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery announced   more
KISNA Opens First Exclusive Showroom in Delhi, Marking Seventh Milestone Expansion
KISNA, from Hari Krishna Group, is on its way to making its mark in north India as it launches its first franchise showroom in the city of Delhi. With this new showroom launch, KISNA continues to take a progressive step towards a shift in its distribution strategy as it aims to fulfill its promise and vision of making diamond jewellery accessible to all modern Indian women. With the mines to   more
"Building a Sustainable Future: Hari Krishna Group Joins Watches & Jewellery Initiatives 2030 to Empower Communities and Preserve the Environment"
Hari Krishna Group, a leading diamond and jewellery manufacturing company, has joined the Watches & Jewellery Initiatives 2030 (WJI 2030), a global sustainability initiative launched by Kering and Cartier in 2021. WJI 2030 aims to improve sustainability in three areas: building climate   more
Celebrating Excellence: GJEPC Unveils Artisan Awards 2023 Winners
In a grand event held in Mumbai, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) unveiled the winners of the highly anticipated 6th edition of Artisan Awards 2023, the country's esteemed jewellery design competition. This prestigious event, organized by GJEPC, showcased the exceptional talent and creativity of jewellery designers from across the nation and around   more
Industry faces new challenges in post-COVID world, CIBJO President tells pearl conference in Zhuji
With the world finally emerging from the restrictions imposed during the COVID crisis, the jewellery industry is now required to compete without certain of the strategic advantages it had during the pandemic, and this is occurring during a period of economic slowdown in many regions, CIBJO   more
GSI Expands its Presence in India, Opens a New Laboratory in Bengaluru
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the leading gemological laboratories worldwide, is pleased to announce the commencement of its latest laboratory in Bengaluru, India. South India is a significant diamond jewelry manufacturing hub known for its special diamond settings and craftsmanship. There is a growing demand for quality and consistent certification,   more
Emerald Jewel Industry partners with Preciosa
"Emerald Jewel Industry, a leading jewellery brand, has entered into an exclusive ingredient branding partnership with Preciosa, the world-renowned manufacturer of Czech crystal components and cubic zirconia. The collaboration has resulted in the creation of a range of elegant and unique pieces that are sure to impress jewellery enthusiasts.   more
DMCC ANNOUNCES REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN MUMBAI DURING TRADE ROADSHOW TO BOOST UAE-INDIA RELATIONS
DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has successfully concluded its Made For Trade Live trade roadshow last week in India. Throughout the roadshow, which covered the Indian cities of Mumbai, Surat and Jaipur, DMCC   more
Promoting “Made in Italy” Italian Trade Commission launches campaign to support Italian jewelry exporters at JCK Las Vegas and COUTURE
The Italian Trade Commission in Houston (ITA Houston) is spearheading a new campaign to support the Italian jewelry sector in the United States, presenting the Italian pavilion of around 100 jewelers at JCK Las Vegas and 36 Italian exhibitors at the COUTURE show. ITA Houston, whose team will be   more
WFDB Enters into Partnership with Natural Diamond Council
Recognizing increased consumer demand as being critical to the prosperity of the natural diamond industry, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has entered into a partnership with the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to support the growth of the industry.   more
Commemorating the 1st year of India-UAE CEPA, GJEPC launches first-of-its-kind India Jewellery Exposition Centre (IJEX) in Dubai
India and the United Arab Emirates celebrated the first anniversary of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Commemorating the 1st year of India-UAE CEPA, apex trade body Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) launched the first-of-its-kind India   more
GIA India Granted ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certification for its Mumbai and Surat Laboratories
GIA India has successfully been granted the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025:2017 certification for the operations of its grading laboratories in Mumbai and Surat. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 demonstrates technical competence within a defined scope for the operation of laboratory management systems.   more
Zvi Yehuda, Inventor of Sherlock Holmes Machine, Dies at 86
Zvi Yehuda, one of the founders of the Israeli diamond industry and the creator of numerous products for the trade, died Saturday at 86. Yehuda got his start in the diamond industry at 16, when his father, who wanted to break into the trade, hired an insider to give him a private lesson on diamond cleaving. Yehuda realized he could recycle the diamond dust and sell it back to diamond cutters to use for grinding.   more
GII celebrates its 52 nd Anniversary
Gemmological Institute of India, GII has completed its 52 nd year on 12th April, 2023. It was celebrated on Saturday, 15 April, 2023 in the Convention hall, Bharat Diamond Bourse, BKC. All the trustees, important trade personalities of G&J industry, visiting faculty members of GII and GII employees attended. Shri Anoopbhai Mehta, Chairman, GII and President, BDB   more
Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr Anoop Mehta
Anoop Mehta, Chairman/Managing Director, Mohit Diamonds and President Bharat Diamond Bourse was conferred the “Lifetime Achievement” honor during the 49th India Gem and Jewellery Awards 2023 held in Mumbai. Mr Anoop Mehta is the Chairman/Managing Director of one of the world’s most prominent Diamond Company, Mohit Diamonds. A fourth generation   more
H.K. Designs (India) LLP part of Hari Krishna Group and H. K. Jewels Pvt. Ltd. parent company of Kisna Diamond & Gold Jewellery Win Awards at 49th GJEPC India Gem & Jewellery Award.
H.K. Designs (India) LLP part of Hari Krishna Group and H. K. Jewels Pvt. Ltd. parent company of Kisna Diamond & Gold Jewellery has been honoured with the 49th edition of India Gem   more
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 appoints new industry and independent Board Members
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030) announced today seven new Board Member appointments. Since its foundation, the Watch & Jewellery Initiative has been working diligently on a robust governance framework. Over the past six months, the organisation has launched a   more
India's Gem & Jewellery Exports Shine Through Global Challenges, Grew 2.48% In FY 2022-23 to Rs. 300462.52 crores
For the FY 2022-23, the overall gem & jewellery exports grew 2.48% to Rs. 300462.52 crores as compared Rs. 293193.19 crores for the same period previous year. In terms of US dollars, the overall gem & jewellery exports accounted for US$ 37468.66 million as compared US$ 39331.71   more
Celebrating 250 years of the Birmingham Assay Office
Birmingham City University students were invited to design a commemorative logo mark to be used from 3rd April 2023 until the end of the year to celebrate the 250th birthday of the Birmingham Assay Office.   more
Amazon Looks to Grow Diamonds in Bid to Boost Computer Networks
Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with a unit of De Beers Group to grow artificial diamonds, betting that custom-made gems could could help revolutionize computer networks. De Beers’s Element Six division will be working on the project with Amazon Web Services’ Center for Quantum Networking, a unit that’s seeking next-generation ways to transmit data securely over longer distances. Quantum   more
OROAREZZO: WHERE INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AND RETAILERS MEET MADE IN ITALY DESIGN, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Jewelry ideas take shape at Oroarezzo, the event dedicated to the best Italian gold, silver and jewellery manufacturing for the design and development of unique creations and private labels, a segment shown to be increasing considerably in the luxury and fashion sector. From 13th to 16th May 2023, in the   more
Bharat Diamond Week 4th edition launched!
The 4th edition of Bharat Diamond Week was launched today at Bharat Diamond Bourse with much Fanfare. Dr M’zée Fula-Ngenge, Chairman African Diamond Council was the chief guest along with Mr CP Singh Chauhan, IRS, Jt Development Commissioner SEEPZ and Mr Senthilnathan, Chairman ECGC. Dr. Ngenge in his inauguaral address spoke on the strong bond that the Indian Diamond   more
WFDB Concludes Successful 40th World Diamond Congress Yoram Dvash Reelected as WFDB President
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses concluded a very successful 40th World Diamond Congress, held in Ramat Gan from March 28 – 30, 2023 as part of Israel Diamond Week. The Congress, whose theme was “Change and Innovation in the New Diamond Reality, was attended by   more
IDMA's 40th Congress to kick off with Conversations with Industry Leaders on the afternoon of March 28 at the Israel Diamond Exchange Complex
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will kick off its 40th Congress with a "Conversations with Industry Leaders" happening on the afternoon of March 28 at the D-Mall, adjacent to the Maccabi Building of the Israel Diamond Exchange complex.   more
MIT, DANAT establish research collaboration on pearl identification
MIT and The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) have established a research collaboration to develop advanced characterization tools for the analysis of the properties of pearls and to explore technologies to assign unique identifiers to individual pearls. The three-year project will be led by Admir Mašić, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in collaboration with Vladimir Bulović,   more
Hon’ble Karnataka Minister Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani inaugurates the 1st Edition of IIJS Tritiya
India’s apex body, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presents India International Jewellery Show - IIJS Tritiya – in Southern India at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 17th to 20th March 2023 – a month prior to Akshaya Tritiya, the auspicious gold jewellery-buying festival. IIJS Tritiya follows the stupendous success of IIJS Premiere - Bengaluru 2021,   more
GJEPC Presents India Advantage at the Hong Kong Show
On the sidelines of the ongoing 39th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, GJEPC organised an Event and Discussion on INDIA ADVANTAGE in the august presence of His Excellency Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat (Hon. Ambassador of India, People’s Republic of China) and Ms. Satwant Khanalia   more
A Sustainable Glow at the Jewelry Show
Istanbul Jewelry Show bases its sustainability work on 3 fundamental points: helping the jewelry sector by inspiring sustainable development, making the fair more environmentally sensitive every single day, and organizing the fair by fulfilling social responsibilities. The fair provides support to the designers, workshops, vocational high schools, and universities with a view to underscoring the importance   more
The Jewelry of Economy Shines
Türkiye’s exports grow unabated despite the setbacks in global supply chain that deeply affect the entire world, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and energy crisis. ‘Jewelry Sector’ holds an important position in respect of export products. While the jewelry sector performed 5 billion 855 million dollars of exports in 2022, the gold and silver exports increased by 7%   more
The 7th Guangzhou International Jewelry and Diamond Conference returned with highly attention
On February 23, 2023, guided by the The People’s Government of Panyu District, Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China, China Gold Association, Guangdong Trading Holding Group, and supported by The World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Natural Diamond Council,   more
ICA Announces New Board of Directors
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Board of Directors, led by new President, Damien Cody. Cody hails from Australia and is the principal of Cody Opal (Australia) Pty Ltd. The new Board took office at the ICA Board of Directors Meeting in Dubai last week.   more
Final Opportunity to Register for Israel Diamond Week 2023
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), organizers of the Israel International Diamond Week, to be held from March 27 – 30, 2023, reports that due to overwhelming registration for the event only a few hotel rooms for participating buyers are available. Buyers participating in the International Diamond Exhibition from March 28 – 30, 2023 are eligible for three complimentary   more
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai roars back with 20% growth in buyer numbers
Jewellery, Gem & Technology in Dubai (JGTD) saw a year-over-year 20% boost in buyer attendance throughout its three-day run, driven by an influx of new and returning buyers from 95 countries and regions. Held from 12 to 14 February at   more
IIJS Premier 2023 to be organised in Dual venues:
JIO World Convention Centre & NESCO
GJEPC announced today that it will be hosting the IIJS Premiere 2023 in Two different venues in Mumbai city. The show will run simultaneously held in NESCO Grounds Goregaon Mumbai as well as JIO World Convention centre Bandra Mumbai. The Show will be organized from the 3rd to 7th of August in   more
Union Budget 2023-24 Reaction by Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC
Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) applauds the pro-reform and export growth-oriented budget by Hon. Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We would like to thank Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry Shri Piyush Goyal for his   more
IEG: OROAREZZO 2023 IS EVOLVING, SPACE FOR THE GOLDSMITHING EVENT THAT GIVES SHAPE TO JEWELLERY
A new idea of gold-jewellery manufacturing is taking shape in Arezzo. For its 42nd edition Oroarezzo is evolving and preparing for an event brimming with new ideas. From 13th to 16th May 2023, in the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, the Italian Exhibition Group   more
World’s No. 1 fine jewellery event celebrates four decades by honouring 40 extraordinary individuals shaping the future of jewellery
Informa Markets Jewellery is celebrating the 40th edition of Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) – previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery   more
Final Opportunity to Register for Israel Diamond Week 2023
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), organizers of the Israel International Diamond Week, to be held from March 27 – 30, 2023, reports that due to overwhelming registration for the event only a few hotel rooms for participating buyers are available. Buyers participating in the International Diamond Exhibition from March 28 – 30, 2023 are eligible for three   more
HRD Antwerp announces the winners of the 18th HRD Design Awards at Vicenzaoro
In the fully packed Teatro Palladio at Vicenzaoro, the reinvented design competition came to its conclusion with the announcement of the 3 category winners, the two runners-up and the overall competition winner. That final honor falls upon the young and new talent Wang Xuerui from China. CEO Ellen Joncheere also launched a new initiative to support young designers worldwide: the young Designers Community.   more
World Jewellery Confederation to launch CIBJO Academy, to educate industry and public about standards and terminology
World Jewellery Confederation President Gaetano Cavalieri has announced the establishment of the CIBJO Academy, which will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of educational programmes and materials, suitable for jewellery professionals and the   more
Registration Now Open for World Diamond Congress
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that registration is now open for the 40th World Diamond Congress, which will take place in Ramat Gan, Israel from March 28 – 30, 2023. The World Diamond Congress, the WFDB’s most important event, convenes representatives of the 29 member bourses as well as leaders   more
IEG, VICENZAORO JANUARY: THE RECORD EDITION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
A record edition that exceeds the already high expectations of the evening before the start, files away the most difficult years and looks to the sector’s future with total optimism. This is Vicenzaoro January 2023, which closes today at Vicenza Expo Center. And it was precisely during these days   more
CIBJO and Turkish Jewellery Exporters Association sign MOU pledging cooperation in industry development
The heads of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the Turkish Jewellery Exporters' Association (TJEA) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding, pledging the intent of the two organizations to cooperate closely in nurturing the development of both the Turkish and international jewellery,   more
Israel International Diamond Week March 27 – 30, 2023 to Feature Tender of Polished Goods
Israel International Diamond Week, to be held from March 27 – 30, 2023, will feature a much-anticipated tender of polished goods held at the Israel Diamond Exchange’s International Tender Center. The tender will be conducted by Diagurus from March 26 – 30, 2023. The tender will include a large amount of white   more
Jewellery industry Voices begins fourth season in Vicenza with two hybrid in-person and live-streamed seminars
CIBJO’s popular Jewellery Industry Voices webinar and seminar series will kick off its fourth season in the same venue where it concluded its third, at the VICENZAORO show in Vicenza, Italy. On Sunday, January 22, 2022, it will conduct two hybrid seminars – in person and simultaneously live streamed – in the Palladio Theatre at the Vicenza   more
Revenue Dept. Issues Notification For Simplifying Jewellery E-Commerce By Post: GJEPC
The Ministry of Finance through ‘Central Board Of Indirect Taxes And Customs’ Notification CBIC No. 104/2022- Customs (N.T.) and No. 103/2022-Customs (N.T.) dated 9th December 2022 has notified the Postal Export (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2022 and has amended the ‘Exports   more
Natural Diamond Council Global Ambassador, Lily James, Visits Botswana
This October, the Natural Diamond Council’s newly appointed Global Ambassador actress Lily James visited the country of Botswana to experience first-hand the positive impacts of the natural diamond industry, and incredible process of recovering the rare, billion-year-old precious gems. Her trip began with four days on Safari at The Selinda Reserve, a picturesque wildlife sanctuary home   more
GJEPC & SEEPZ Sign An MoU For Execution And Running Of The Mega CFC For Gem & Jewellery Industry At SEEPZ, Mumbai
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ), Mumbai signed an MoU on 7th December 2022, defining their respective responsibilities in developing, executing, and running of the Mega Common Facility Centre (CFC) at SEEPZ Mumbai.   more
DMCC TO HOST THE INTERNATIONAL COLOURED GEMSTONE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONGRESS IN DUBAI
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has signed an agreement with the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) that will see the two entities hold the ICA Annual Congress 2023 in Dubai.   more
It’s showtime! Hong Kong’s June and September Jewellery & Gem Fairs returning to global stage in 2023
Two of the industry’s biggest B2B sourcing events will be back in action in Hong Kong in 2023 following a three-year forced pandemic break, Informa Markets Jewellery announced today. Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA), previously known as the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, will be held live and in person from 22 to 25 June 2023 at the Hong Kong   more
GIA India Holds Graduation Ceremony for Batches of GIA Graduate Diamond Diploma Program and GIA Graduate Diamond Diploma Program (Blended)
GIA India held the graduation ceremony for the batches of GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program and GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended) at its Mumbai campus. Vandana M. Jagwani, a GIA Diamonds Graduate and Founder of Vandals - a laboratory-grown diamond jewellery brand, was the chief guest for the event. Also, present   more
Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance Inaugurates Banking Summit 2022 organised by GJEPC
Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), organised its annual Banking Summit on 14th October, 2022, at St. Regis, Mumbai. The summit was inaugurated by Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance; Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC; Saunak Parikh, Convener, Banking,   more
Orders Worth ₹49407 crores Placed at IIJS Premiere 2022: Hansa Report
The 38th edition of IIJS Premiere held in Mumbai from 4th to 8th August 2022, was highly successful in driving sales and fulfilling the expectations & objectives of 1790 exhibitors and 50,000 domestic & international visitors, according to an exhaustive research survey conducted by Hansa Research, a consumer insights and analytics agency, commissioned by GJEPC. The survey, which measured the world’s   more
IIJS Signature 2023 Extended To 5-Day Show
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) announces that IIJS Signature 2023 has been extended to a five-day show format owing to the popular demand from participants and the gem & jewellery trade at large. IIJS Signature will be almost double in size compared with IIJS Signature 2022, with more than 2500 stalls and it is estimated that more than 1300 exhibitors will participate. The largest ever IIJS Signature show to date, spread over an area more than 65,000   more
CIBJO & UFBJOP announce strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 at VicenzaOro
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, is pleased to announce that CIBJO and UFBJOP have joined as affiliate members. CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) are pleased to announce they have become affiliate members and entered into a strategic collaboration   more
'Natural Diamond Council Names New Celebrity Ambassador, Lily James and Unveils Next Global Advertising Campaign'
The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) announces the imminent launch of its global advertising campaign with the sentiment: “To Treasure, Now and Forever” featuring the freshly appointed British actor, Lily James to Global Ambassador.   more
GIA India Holds Graduation Ceremony for its Graduate Diamonds Diploma Students in New Delhi
GIA India held the graduation ceremony for its Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program students in New Delhi. Ashok Seth, Regional Chairman, GJEPC – North Region; Ashok Kumar Suri, General Secretary, Delhi NCR Jewellers Committee and Amit Kapoor, GIA GG, AJP, GIA Pearls Graduate and Associate Vice President – Jewelry, Saffron Art Pvt. Ltd. were the   more
GJEPC Announces Its Regional Chairmen and Panel Committee & Sub Committee Conveners For The Term 2022-24
GJEPC, the apex body of the gem & jewellery trade, recently elected its new Board of Committee of Administration (COA) members for the tenure of 2022 to 2024. Mr. Vipul Shah is the new Chairman of GJEPC, and Mr. Kirit Bhansali is the new Vice Chairman.   more
The 67th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair opens with The sensational Networking Reception show
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) jointly hosted the Networking Reception of the 67th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) on 7th September 2022 at Royal Jubilee Ballroom, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The event was presided over by DITP Deputy Director General   more
DMCC’S DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE HOSTS UNVEILING OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLAWLESS PINK DIAMONDS
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today hosted the unveiling of one of the world’s largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamonds – the “Williamson Pink Star” – at the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE).   more
Construction of Mega Common Facility Centre[CFC] begins in SEEPZ
Mr Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, virtually conducted the Ground Breaking ceremony of the Mega Common Facilities Centre (CFC) Building at SEEPZ-SEZ, Andheri, Mumbai, on September 1, 2022. In his online address to the dignitaries and trade members present at the occasion, he said that it was indeed an honor to be present for this ceremony related to beginning of construction of the Mega   more
DMCC TO SUPPORT THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED JGT DUBAI 2023 AS OFFICIAL PARTNER
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has confirmed its continued support for Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) as the official partner of its second edition to be held in February 2023.   more
Information about Eurobond coupon payments
PJSC ALROSA announces fulfilment of its Eurobond obligations in accordance with requirements of Russian legislation. As previously advised, as a result of the sanctions imposed on PJSC ALROSA (the "Company") and Alrosa Finance S.A., the issuer of two Note issues of Eurobonds in the amount of USD 500,000,000 each, maturing in 2024 and 2027, for which the Company acts as the guarantor, as well as other sanctions imposed by the United States of America, the European Union,   more
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] world’s largest Diamond Exchange celebrates India’s 75 Years of Independence with much Fanfare
H.E. Mr Frank Geerkens, Cosulte General of Belgium, H.E. Mr Agus P Saptono, Consulate General of Indonesia, H.E. Mr Zainal Azian Nadzir, Consulate General of Malaysia and Mrs Amruta Fadnavis wife of Mr Devendra Fadnavis, Dy Chief Minister Maharashtra state grace the grand occassion   more
IIJS Premiere 2022 Creates History - Records 50,000 Visitors; Expected to Generate Business Worth Rs. 50,000 Crore
The Gem & Jewllery Export Promotion Council’s flagship show IIJS Premiere held from 4th to 8th August in Mumbai saw a record number of visitors which will generate business worth Rs. 50000 Crore to exhibitors in the coming 4 – 6 months. The event was inaugurated on 4th August by Ms. Hema Malini, Member of Parliament, along with Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Vipul Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC; Shailesh Sangani, Convener, National Exhibitions, GJEPC; and Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director, GJEPC amongst others.   more
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] members, employees sing National Anthem
The Government of Maharashtra on the occasion of the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations directed all government offices, members and employees of associations, and other entities to come together and unanimously sing the National Anthem as a concluding ceremony to the mammoth Independence celebrations that India and the world witnessed.   more
Signet Jewelers Announces Strategic Acquisition of Blue Nile, Inc. and Updates FY23 Guidance
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet" or the "Company") (NYSE: SIG), the world's leading retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Nile, Inc. ("Blue Nile"), a leading online retailer of engagement rings and fine jewelry, for $360 million in an all cash transaction. Blue Nile delivered revenue of more than $500 million in calendar year 2021.   more
LAB GROWN CVD DIAMONDS GET INDIA & GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS AS EMERALD & LIMELIGHT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Lab grown diamonds are gaining more and more popularity across the globe with each passing day. While lab-grown diamonds are 100% real and more affordable option, the fact that these diamonds best align with the values of today’s consumer is what is setting them a league apart. Those opting for lab-grown diamonds are also making sure that they not only   more
Beauty and brilliance of diamonds take centre stage at JGW Singapore
Prominent names in the diamond world will showcase their brilliance at Asia’s top B2B jewellery sourcing destination of the year – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Singapore (JGW Singapore). Taking place at the Singapore EXPO from 27 to 30 September, JGW Singapore is bringing together close to 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions, including some of the biggest names in the diamond industry.   more
David Gotlib new President of AWDC board
ANTWERP The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the industry organization representing Antwerp’s 1600 diamond companies and service providers, has appointed David Gotlib as its new President, replacing outgoing President Chaim Pluczenik. The Board also appointed Sahag Arslanian and Amish Jain as Vice Presidents.   more
VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER: PREVIEWS OF THE IEG SHOW, LEADER IN EUROPE FOR JEWELLERY TRENDS
New products, the première of the new Trendbook 2024+, the industry's commitment to sustainability and training, the state of the art of the market. Gold and jewellery will return to their European show from 9th to 13th September: Vicenzaoro September - The Jewellery Boutique Show (VOS), at Vicenza Expo Centre together with the third edition of   more
Excitement builds for JGW Singapore
Anticipation and excitement is building on all fronts for Jewellery & Gem WORLD – Asia’s biggest B2B jewellery and gemstone sourcing event of the year, show organiser Informa Markets Jewellery and industry representatives announced at a virtual press conference today. The iconic show, previously known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is temporarily relocating from Hong Kong to Singapore from 27 to 30 September to make the event as accessible as possible   more
GA Demand App Launched by GemAtlas.com for the Diamond sector in India
GemAtlas.com, one of the globally renowned networking platform for the gems and jewellery industry has launched a new App, GA Demand App, to cater to every buyers’ polished diamond requirement for single stones as well as parcels. The App will allow users to post specific demand for certified and non-certified single stones and parcels for both Natural and Lab-Grown Polished Diamonds.   more
As 2022 Intersessional Meeting draws to close, WDC President notes positive shift to reforming the KP
Speaking on June 24, 2022, during the closing session of the 2022 Kimberley Process Intersessional in the town of Kasane, Botswana, WDC President Edward Asscher noted a positive shift in the readiness of members to reforming the KP. “This year, throughout our engagements with many government participants here in Kasane, there seems to be strong   more
Trade buyers ready to do business at JGW Singapore
International buyers are ready to hop onto planes to attend Jewellery & Gem WORLD (JGW), which is returning fully in-person for the first time since 2019 in Singapore. The fair will present the newest products of around 1,000 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions from 27 to 30 September at the Singapore EXPO.   more
GJEPC Outlines Growth Potential of Lab-Grown Diamonds At Meet Chaired by Hon’ble Commerce Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
GJEPC officials were present at a meeting on the lab-grown diamond (LGD) industry chaired by the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry; Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on 17th May, 2022.   more
IDE Holds Successful Blue & White Fair
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) held one of its most successful internal shows yesterday on the huge trading floor of the bourse complex. The Blue & White Fair, which filled the trading floor and was buzzing with activity, included 53 exhibitors and presented diamonds, precious gems and jewelry worth tens of millions of dollars.   more
It's SINGAPORE for Jewellery & Gem World 2022
In an exclusive with the New Jeweller Bureau, David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia and Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery, speak about the success of the first JGT show held in Dubai this February and opine on the Jewellery & Gem WORLD [JGW], to be organised in Singapore later this year.   more
International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) 2022: Reaffirming India’s Position As ‘Jeweller to the World’
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) successfully kickstarted the IGJS 2022 in India’s colored gemstone capital, Jaipur today. It is the first ever gem and jewellery physical event hosted exclusively for international buyers in India to increase exports and to exemplify India’s strong hold on the G&J industry. The show was graced with the   more
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed President of UAE
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan brother of late Sheikha Khalifa Bin Zayed was appointed President of UAE. Crown prince of Abudhabi since 2004 he would be in control of worlds fourth richest wealth fund and about 6% of proven reserves of crude oil. He has always helped build UAE's image as socially liberal pro business economy. He is commended for having supported pathbreaking   more
Diamond Ancestry launches its first mine-to-consumer blockchain programme with Diamonds de Canada
Diamond Ancestry has launched a new proprietary “mine to jewellery” blockchain solution to track Canadian diamonds through the supply chain, underscoring its position as a leading blockchain service provider in the industry. Transparency and sustainability are key to the future of the natural diamonds sector. Millennial consumers are driving   more
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on Friday, May 13, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced. “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation and the world over the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE,” a Wam statement read.   more
Gold Jewellery Exports Grew By 50% To USD 8807.50 million in 2021 Versus 2020
The industry is witnessing a surge in exports and domestic sales of gold jewellery (Plain & Studded) post pandemic. In the calendar year 2021, exports of gold jewellery grew by 50% to USD 8807.50 million as compared to USD 5876.39 million in 2020. Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “We are witnessing correction in import/export of gold that was affected due to the pandemic. During 2020, due to the restrictions in key sourcing countries for gold imports, there was a shortage   more
Electrical Safety and Efficiency Audit to be Conducted at SEEPZ SEZ
Electrical safety and efficiency audit to be conducted in the next six months at the Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Mumbai. A request for the same was made by Mr. Shyam Jagannathan (IAS), Zonal Development Commissioner, SEEPZ to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on Monday on the occasion of Electrical Safety Awareness Workshop organised at SEEPZ SEZ.  more
"VO'CLOCK PRIVÉ", AT VICENZA EXPO CENTER, NOT JUST WATCHES: NETWORKING AND TRAINING FOR ENTHUSIASTS AND EXPERTS
The 2022 edition of Vicenzaoro (17th – 21st March 2022), organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group, will include ample space for the world of contemporary watchmaking with VO' Clock Privé, an opportunity for top watchmaking companies, watch enthusiasts and experts, as well as the specialist media to gather.   more
IEG - AT VICENZAORO SUSTAINABILITY, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, TRAINING, BUYING TRENDS: THE JEWELLERY WORLD’S CHALLENGES AT THE HEART OF THE DEBATE
Vicenzaoro rallies sector institutions, thought leaders and key influencers for five days of talks and conferences on the evolution and prospects of the gold and jewellery industry. The event will take place in Vicenza from 17th to   more
Istanbul Jewelry Show unites the jewelry industry for 51st time!
Istanbul Jewelry Show, the most important exhibition of jewelry industry in the region, main sponsored by IGI, opens doors at Istanbul Fair Center for the 51st time between 24-27 March 2022
Istanbul Jewelry Show offers a secure platform where industry leaders may experience and supply the latest products, services and technological solutions while setting trends, and new business deals may be concluded by and between   more
IEG: OVER 1,000 EXHIBITING BRANDS ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR MARCH AT VICENZAORO.
More than 1,000 exhibiting brands will be taking part at Vicenzaoro 2022, the international gold and jewellery show organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group, to be held at Vicenza Expo Centre from 17th to 21st March 2022 together with T.Gold, the international exhibition of technologies and machinery for the jewellery industry, and VO'Clock Privé,   more
Jewellery World Awards honours industry leaders
The Jewellery World Awards (JWA) has unveiled its highly anticipated list of Recipients during a recently concluded gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai). Organised by Informa Markets Jewellery, JWA is the only business awards programme for the international jewellery industry that covers the whole supply chain from mines to market.   more
IGI exhibits its exemplary, advanced services at the IIJS Signature 2022.
The International Gemological Institute – IGI, showcased its latest services and technological prowess at the India International Jewelry Show Signature 2022 held from February 18 to 21st in Mumbai last week. The only international laboratory to have an onsite grading facility perfected to offer analysis and certification for both buyers and sellers in real time   more
Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai opens today at DWTC
Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, today officially opened Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), kicking off 2022's sourcing calendar for professional buyers eager for the full in-person experience and a return to business following a two-year hiatus.   more
GJEPC’s Foreign Trade Policy Recommendations To Make India The Gem & Jewellery Repairing Hub Of The World
GJEPC, the apex body of the gem & jewellery trade in India, owes a debt of gratitude to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, whose constant, collaborative efforts have removed bottlenecks and paved a path for the rapid growth of the industry over the years. The Union Budget 2022-23 reflects this strong synergy.   more
GIA’s Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design Goes Virtual
The Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design is usually announced early in the year amid the glorious colors of the Tucson gem shows. This year, the fourth annual award was announced virtually during GIA’s Knowledge Rocks Week: Spring Into Color. Students and alumni gathered virtually for the celebration and announcement of the winner, Belle Sin Ting Wong, who earned her Jewelry   more
A time for new beginnings at Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai 2022
Preparations are now in full swing for Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) – the industry’s first international B2B sourcing fair of 2022. Powered by two of the world’s biggest events organisers – Informa Markets Jewellery and the Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), the three-day physical show aims to spark fresh ideas and inspiring conversations between global buyers   more
3RD ROUGH DIAMONDS AUCTION ORGANIZED BY SODIAM E.P. YIELDS USD 56.6 MILLION
Angola's National Diamond Trading Company, SODIAM E.P, sold this Thursday, at auction, special diamond productions from Uari, Lulo, Catoca and Luele.   more
ALROSA INTRODUCES REVOLUTIONARY NANOMARKING TECHNOLOGY TO TRACE DIAMONDS
ALROSA has introduced a ground-breaking diamondtracing technology using non-invasive laser marking. Unlike traditional laser engraving, this laser marking cannot be destroyed or polished off. It distinguishes ALROSA’s diamonds from other ones, including labgrown, and allows them to be uniquely identified, providing detailed information about the   more
CIBJO releases Laboratory-Grown Diamond Guidance to enhance consumer confidence in jewellery trade
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has announced the public release of its Laboratory-Grown Diamond Guidance, which include a set of operating standards and principles for the laboratory-grown diamond sector that are designed to enhance consumer confidence both in the product and the jewellery industry.   more
WD Lab Grown Diamonds Announces New CVD Patent Sublicensing Partner
WD Lab Grown Diamonds, leading U.S.-based producer of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) laboratory grown diamonds, has entered into a patent sublicensing agreement with Ethereal Green Diamonds LLP (“EGDL”) and its affiliate The Diamond Library. This agreement is an expansion on WD’s sublicensing program, announced late 2020, which to date includes ALTR (India) Private Limited and ALTR, Inc. and Evolution Diamond. EGDL is now likewise permitted to license and   more
GOLD AND JEWELLERY RECOMMENCE FROM ITALY. THE SECTOR’S TOP PLAYERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER 2021
The gold-jewellery market is confidently looking at the coming edition of VOS Vicenzaoro September - The Jewellery Boutique Show, the international jewellery show organized by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group, live at last, from 10th to 14th September 2021, in Italy, at Vicenza, together with T.Gold, the show for machinery and the most innovative   more
Israel Diamond Exchange Returns to Full Activity with Blue & White Fair
Today, as Israel removed almost all Corona virus restrictions, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) held the first “Blue and White” diamond fair since the start of the pandemic. The fair symbolized a full return to normal activity for the Israeli diamond industry. The Blue and White fairs have traditionally been held every several times a year on the IDE trading floor, to encourage trading among bourse members.   more
DMCC’S DUBAI DESIGN ACADEMY SIGNS MOU WITH PEARSON TO ADVANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR JEWELLERY PROFESSIONALS
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced that the Dubai Design Academy (DDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Pearson, a leading awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications.   more
Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to debut in 2022
Get ready for one of the jewellery world’s most powerful marketplaces for product discovery, meaningful connections and inspired thinking – Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai). Envisioned as a high-impact jewellery sourcing experience, JGT Dubai will have its inaugural edition on 22 – 24 February 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The three-day sourcing event is a joint venture of two of the industry’s   more
Guide for Classifying Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls released by the CIBJO Pearl Commission as a consumer resource
CIBJO’s Pearl Commission has released the first edition of the CIBJO Guide for Classifying Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls. The 62-page illustrated document provides an overarching view of natural and cultured pearls, from both seawater and freshwater sources, and highlights the important parameters by which their appearance can be described   more
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2021 is canceled
Due to the ongoing travel and contact restrictions designed to stop the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic, Messe München has decided to cancel INHORGENTA MUNICH 2021. The decision was taken in detailed consultation with the advisory board, as well as exhibitors, visitors and partners of Europe’s leading platform for jewelry, watches and gemstones. The focus is now on preparing for a successful INHORGENTA MUNICH 2022 – scheduled to take place   more
CIBJO announces appointment of Jonathan Kendall as Executive Vice President
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Kendall as the association’s Executive Vice President. His nomination was tabled by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri and approved by the CIBJO Board of Directors. Long active in CIBJO, Jonathan has served for years as President of the Confederation’s Marketing & Education Commission, authoring a series of guides on responsible business practices, advertising and human   more
Diamonds Do Good® Third Virtual Global Conversation Addresses “Bridging Barriers: How to Nurture Diversity in Your Business and Enhance Sales”
Diamonds Do Good®’s third Virtual Global Conversation will address how increasing diversity and inclusion within your company is good for your business. DDG has convened designers, retailers and dignitaries from around the world for the event, which will take place March 11th from 11am -noon EST.   more
Mint Tourmalines
Cool-mint tourmalines evoke a bundle of freshness on a hot summer's day. In pastel and effervescent green, mint tourmalines embody positivity and a feeling of freshness. Citing the stones’ oxygenating fresh tones, size and affordability, Navneet Agarwal of Navneet Gems, a gemologist and wholesale gems supplier, believes the appetite for soothing colours like mint will shape consumer tastes in 2021.   more
IEG ANNOUNCES WE ARE JEWELLERY, AN EVENT WITH A CINEMATOGRAPHIC FEEL FOR MADE IN ITALY COLLECTIONS
An interactive show is about to take shape through ultra-HD videos that will adapt innovative languages and modalities found in high fashion to the jewellery sector to offer a previously unexplored matching modality. Through more than thirty Jewellery Frames, original film sets interpreted by elegant models, companies and top Made in Italy brands will   more
BRILLIANT UNDER PRESSURE: GLOBAL DIAMOND MARKET SHOWS
RESILIENCE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR
While the diamond industry suffered during the Covid-19 crisis, it still managed to keep its sparkle. Lockdowns, travel restrictions and economic uncertainty pushed diamond jewelry sales down by 15 percent in 2020 with most of the decline happening in the first and second quarters. But faced with store closures, diamond retail sales pivoted online,   more
KICK START OF PILOT PROJECT OF JADE
The Indian gems and jewellery industry recently witnessed the virtual launch of GJSCI’s Centre for J.A.D.E. (Jewellery Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Excellence) on 30th November, 2020. To give one an insight of the concept, J.A.D.E. is a Centre of Excellence (COE) of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that focuses on the use of AI for Indian gems and jewellery industry. GJSCI will be collaborating with various leading academic institutions and IT companies to bring the best   more
2020: FCRF Reports Minor Decrease in Fancy Color Diamond Prices
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the Fancy Color Diamond INDEX results for Q4 and a summary of 2020. The prices of all Pink diamonds overall remained without a change in Q4 2020, with Fancy and Fancy Intense categories presenting a slight increase. The 1.00-1.49 and 2.00 to 2.99 carats segments presented an increase of 0.4% and 0.6% respectively, with the 2 carats Fancy Pink showing the highest increase of the quarter +1.4%.   more
2021 Jewellery World Awards is now open for entries
The 2021 Jewellery World Awards (JWA), formerly known as the JNA Awards, is now accepting entries via www.JWAwards.com. JWA launched three new categories to its roster — all of which were introduced to cover a wider scope of companies in the global jewellery and gemstone industry.   more
NSIC & GJEPC Sign MOU To Promote MSMEs
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29th January, 2021, with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) for the mutual benefit of their members. The MoU was signed by U.K. Kohli, General Manager (BD- Machine Selling) and Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC in the presence of Director (Planning & Marketing) The NSIC, a Government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium   more
IEG’S 2021 JEWELLERY AGENDA SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE MARKET
OROAREZZO, with physical attendance, from 12th to 15th June 2021 at the Expo Centre in Arezzo, and, also with physical attendance, VICENZAORO, T.GOLD and VOVintage, from 10th to 14th September 2021 in Vicenza. Prior to that, 23rd March 2021 will see WE ARE Jewellery, an unprecedented digital B2B format specifically designed to present new jewellery collections to remotely linked buyers from all over the world.  more
DE BEERS GROUP INDUSTRY SERVICES HAS BEEN NAMED “BEST SUPPLIER” AT THIS YEAR'S UK JEWELLERY AWARDS 2020
"The award recognises our ongoing efforts to support retailers, diamond suppliers and industry associations across diamond grading, education and instrumentation. In particular, over 2020, we introduced numerous developments to provide outstanding customer service, such as our instrument after sales care, troubleshooting and in house training,   more
Natural Diamonds: An "Intruder" in the Laboratory-Grown Supply Chain
Last May, I wrote a Memo about the need for full disclosure on grading reports issues by gemological laboratories when it comes to post-growth treatments of laboratory-grown diamonds. That has not changed. What is changing is an emerging pattern of "undisclosed" natural diamonds being mixed with laboratory-grown diamonds in jewelry. It is a new and different conversation to have around disclosures, testing and ethics.  more
JNA Awards Honourees adopt game-changing technologies to drive growth, transform jewellery world
Enterprises powering innovative solutions that help create a more sustainable, greener and resilient jewellery industry were among the standouts at the 2020 edition of the JNA Awards. Showcasing the jewellery community’s diversity, and wide range and depth of expertise, the JNA Awards celebrated companies that are steadily and quietly changing the industry  more
GEMBRIDGE ACCEPTED AS COMMERCIAL MEMBER OF CIBJO, WORLD JEWELLERY CONFEDERATION
Digital coloured gemstone trading platform Gembridge has been accepted as a commercial member of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and plans to take an active role in the organisation, providing expertise as the trade shifts increasingly towards e-commerce.   more
JNA Awards is now Jewellery World Awards
In response to the need of a global platform where innovative minds and exceptional leaderships can share achievements and success in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, the JNA Awards will take on a new positioning starting 2021, as Jewellery World Awards (JWA). The new name also reflects how the awards programme has grown in stature, esteem, scope and scale since its inception in 2012.   more
500+ International buyers from 56 countries participate at the
first ever International Gem & Jewellery Show
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in its endeavour to boost export business and to revive the market sentiments post Covid , inaugurated the first ever International Gem & Jewellery Show (e-IGJS) in the presence of Chief Guest Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, and Guest of Honour   more
GJEPC To Debut e-IGJS, An Exclusive Export-Oriented Jewellery Trade Show, in Jan 2021
After successful and accomplished IIJS Virtual and several Virtual Buyers-Seller Meets, which offered a much-needed opportunity for buyers and exhibitors to connect and transact business during this pandemic, GJEPC is all geared up to organise its first ever export-oriented show only for international buyers, the International Gem & Jewellery Show (e-IGJS) in a virtual format. The show is scheduled from 18th to 22nd January, 2021.   more
ALROSA Hong Kong becomes a member of Shanghai Diamond Exchange
ALROSA Hong Kong Limited became a member of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) and received more trading opportunities in mainland China. This membership provides a great advantage for direct trade in rough and polished diamonds in mainland China, as well as strengthens ties between ALROSA and SDE as part of the bilateral industry cooperation.   more
Result announcement of MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2020
To continue the vision of elevating local and international jewellery design industry towards higher standard, MIJF Jewellery Design Awards has returned in its 9th edition this year. Amazed by the great success from the entries in previous editions, the 9th MIJF Jewellery Design Awards received more than 750 participating entries from over 26 countries around the world despite the global pandemic. With the given theme of “Nature Glory” where the   more
GIT to strengthen the position of Thai gem and jewellery industry in the global arena
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) continues to empower entrepreneurs, raise the standards and boost confidence in the Thai gem and jewellery industry and believes that the businesses will revive more quickly once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes effective.   more
Gem Testing Laboratory (GTL), Jaipur recalibrates to offer world-class services
The Gem Testing Laboratory, Jaipur being operated by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council for 48 years at Rajasthan Chamber Bhawan, M.I. Road has taken a leap, turning into a world-class laboratory, with infrastructure at par with most of the internationally established and renowned gemmological laboratories. The laboratory is now housed in a sprawling 10,000 sq ft area, located in the premises of Indian Institute of Gem & Jewellery, Sitapura, Jaipur.   more
Jewellery & Gem ASEAN Bangkok to debut in November 2021
Informa Markets Jewellery, the world’s biggest jewellery fair organiser and the engine driving the industry’s No. 1 B2B jewellery marketplace – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong, is bringing its industry-leading in-person product sourcing experience to Thailand with the launch of Jewellery & Gem ASEAN Bangkok (JGAB) in November 2021.   more
Emerald won the prestigious JNA award as Manufacturer of the year 2020
Emerald has been awarded with the title MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR 2020 by JNA Awards – one of the most prestigious award programmes. Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd based in Coimbatore has won the title “Manufacturer of the year 2020” awarded by JNA. The JNA Awards is one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global jewellery and gemstone trade that honours companies who uphold excellence, innovation and best business   more
GEMCLOUD LAUNCHES THE FIRST CURATED COLORED GEMSTONES MARKETPLACE
GemCloud – the tech company developing products for the colored gemstone industry – has launched in an online press conference today - Gemolith - the first curated B2B colored gemstones marketplace from a live stream directly from the source. Transactions in the gemstone industry mostly happen face to face and they are all based on trust. Unlike in the diamond industry, there is no commonly adopted language and different stakeholders - such as miners,   more
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2021 will take place in April
Europe’s leading platform for jewelry, timepieces and gemstones is making a strong statement with a new date for the event in spring 2021. By doing so, INHORGENTA MUNICH is offering its exhibitors and visitors planning reliability at an early stage. In close cooperation with its partners and advisory boards, Messe München has decided to organize INHORGENTA MUNICH from April 15 to 19, 2021.   more
GIT to host the “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020”
The Gems and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT together with the province of Chanthaburi announced their readiness to organise the “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020” under the theme “Go Together: Chanthaburi City of Gems” on 18-22 December 2020 at The Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Center, KP Jewelry Center and and OTOP Lifestyles shop at Gems Market Srichan Road.   more
IEG: VICENZAORO, NEW EDITION IN MARCH 2021
Italian Exhibition Group’s 2021 Jewellery Agenda will resume from the most highly anticipated stage for those involved in international gold and jewellery: Vicenzaoro will be spotlighting the latest ideas, trends and strategies in the jewellery world from 12th to 16th March, live, at Vicenza Expo Centre. Running at the same time will be T.Gold, the Show specifically for technologies and machinery for jewellery processing.   more
DITP to host the full scale of virtual jewelry fair in Asia
“BGJF Special Edition-On Ground to Online Exhibition”
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) will organise “BGJF Special Edition – On Ground to Online Exhibition”, a fully online gems and jewelry exhibition via www.bkkgems-vts.com on 2-4 November 2020. This innovative online jewelry fair will replace the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, which the DITP has now postponed until   more
Webinar Celebrates Close Cooperation Between Thailand and UAE Jewelry Companies
‘Thailand & Middle East Jewelry Trade: Strengthening the Bond’ was the theme of a webinar hosted by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and New Jeweller International Media Group on 16 July 2020. Moderated by Mr Chandu Siroya, the Vice Chairman of Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group and Managing Director of Siroya Jewels, the webinar featured keynote speakers from Thailand and the Middle East. Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group (DGJG)   more
DMCC OPENS A REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN SHENZHEN TO USHER IN
A NEW WAVE OF CHINESE BUSINESS TO DUBAI
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – recently announced the official opening of a representative office in Shenzhen, China, that is expected to usher in a new wave of business opportunities to Dubai. The office setup is in partnership with Yingtian Global – an award-winning   more
THE UAE RANKS AMONG TOP GLOBAL COMMODITY
TRADING HUBS IN DMCC FUTURE OF TRADE RESEARCH
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranks among the top three global commodity trading hubs, according to DMCC’s latest Future of Trade 2020 report. The Commodity Trade Index (CTI) assesses the role of 10 key trading hubs within global trade. The rankings are based on an analysis of 10 indicators across the three key areas of: locational   more
Robert Bouquet Reporting On Diamond Market For NCDIA
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) has published the latest comments from industry expert Robert Bouquet who reports on the diamond market for the organization. Bouquet says the global diamond market is showing the the first signs of a recovery.   more
GJEPC Invites Entries For The Artisan Awards 2021
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) announces the launch of the 4th edition of The Artisan Awards, country’s premier jewellery design competition. The prestigious jewellery design awards invite designers from India and overseas to send in their entries to showcase their excellence and innovation in jewellery design.   more
Want to make Maharashtra world’s largest trading center for diamonds and jewellery: Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra at IIJS Virtual Inauguration
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), the apex body for promotion of gems and jewellery, today inaugurated the first ever India International Jewellery Show, IIJS Virtual 2020, powered by GIA. GJEPC has organized IIJS for 38 editions, however due to pandemic the physical trade show has been transformed to a complete   more
DMCC’S ‘FUTURE OF TRADE’ REPORT PROVIDES RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS TO COMBAT SLOWDOWN IN GLOBAL TRADE
There is the potential for an USD 18 trillion (AED 66 trillion) boost to trade according to DMCC’s latest Future of Trade 2020 report released today. The application of technology to trade, the growth of cross-border services, innovation in trade policy, and trade-related infrastructure development can act as the catalysts to boost trade.   more
Govt. Issues Notification to accept Amendment to
Kimberley Process Certificates post validation by GJEPC
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) , Government of India, issued a notification dated 28th September permitting the amendment of technical nature, typographical errors or errors apparent on the face of records in KP Certificate based on SOP and validated by Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).   more
Govt. Issues Notification to accept Amendment to
Kimberley Process Certificates post validation by GJEPC
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) , Government of India, issued a notification dated 28th September permitting the amendment of technical nature, typographical errors or errors apparent on the face of records in KP Certificate based on SOP and validated by Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).   more
GJEPC’s First Plain Gold Jewellery VBSM gets overwhelming
response from ME and UK buyers.
GJEPC kickstarted its first Plain Gold Jewellery Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM) on 21st September, which follows closely on the heels of the successfully held inaugural VBSM for Loose Diamonds during early September. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Suresh Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the presence of   more
GJEPC’s First India Global Connect Meet Looks To Strengthen Indo-UK G&J Trade
Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex body of gem & jewellery trade in India, organised an exclusive Virtual Business Meet on 28th September 2020 in order to connect Jewellery Manufacturers from India and leading Retailers/wholesalers of UK.   more
Hundreds Attend Virtual Opening of the World Diamond Congress
Yoram Dvash Elected President of WFDB​
Hundreds of attendees logged on to the opening session of the World Diamond Congress held online yesterday. They represented member bourses of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), manufacturing associations that are members in the International Diamond Manufacturing Association (IDMA), observers, guests and media.   more
Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) goes virtual for 2020
In-person jewellery sourcing event to resume in September 2021
Informa Markets Jewellery announced today that Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) 2020 is pivoting to an online format this year with the launch of Jewellery & Gem Digital World (J&G Digital World) — a virtual show experience that seamlessly integrates digital product meetings with a rich programme of industry forums, discussions   more
IEG: WITH VOICE, THE ITALIAN JEWELLERY SECTOR IS READY FOR THE COUNTERFEITING CHALLENGE IN BOTH THE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL WORLDS
Almost Euro 2 billion in counterfeit goods and a direct impact on the sector’s employment rate of 15,000 jobs. These are the effects of counterfeiting in the European gold-jewellery sector, according to the latest figured from Indicam. The overall damage caused by counterfeiting in the gold-jewellery field is estimated at about €3.5 billion Euros,   more
GSI Appoints Alethea Inns as Chief Learning Officer
Gemological Science International (GSI) has appointed Alethea Inns as its Chief Learning Officer. The new role is part of GSI’s commitment to ongoing education programs, courses and tools for the trade and consumers. As a seasoned professional, Ms. Inns' extensive background and evident passion for diamonds will be a valuable addition to GSI’s research and education departments.   more
Signet Jewelers Enables Safe Shopping with Debut of
New Love Takes Care® Safety Program and Expanded eCommerce Options
Created in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, program heightens Signet's commitment to safety in age of COVID-19. All Kay Jewelers, Jared, Zales, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda stores follow Love Takes Care® To fight COVID-19 while reopening stores across the U.S., Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG)   more
A statement from Reed Exhibitions – Organisers of International Jewellery London:
Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London (IJL) will not take place in 2021 as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Following the cancellation of IJL 2020 on 9th June; we have taken the even more difficult decision to not run IJL in 2021. Both the UK live events and jewellery industries are in uncertain positions and whilst we are confident that they will return in due course, a   more
Robert Bouquet joins the NCDIA Team
The Natural Color Diamond Association is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Robert Bouquet. Robert will be reporting on the diamond market and how the pipeline connectivity affects all aspects of the jewelry industry including natural color diamonds. Roberts' experience and intuitive opinions will give insight into the global natural diamond trade and will provide information for greater   more
WFDB and IDMA Announce the First Virtual World Diamond Congress
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have announced that the next World Diamond Congress will be held in a virtual format on September 14 – 15, 2020. The 39th World Diamond Congress, a biennial gathering of the WFDB and IDMA,   more
GJEPC to Organise First-ever Buyer-Seller Meet in Virtual Format
For the first time, GJEPC is hosting their buyer and seller meet in a virtual format, amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual format of this unique buyers and sellers meet will give an opportunity for Indian domestic jewellery manufacturers to showcase diamond collections to global buyers in a virtual format, thus continuing the momentum of the gems   more
Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association Joins WFDB
The Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) has joined the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) as an Associate Member, granting it Observer status in various organizational forums. HKIDA is an association of Indian natural diamond and diamond jewelry dealers and traders operating in Hong Kong whose aim is to promote the natural diamond trade   more
Digital advances will drive future Thai-Hong Kong and Jewelry Trade
Thailand can boost gemstones and jewelry trade with Hong Kong due to its craftsmanship and manufacturing skills, ready supply of precious materials and tax benefits, combined with increased use of digital tools and social media marketing. A Jewellery Outlook webinar, sponsored by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), heard senior representatives of the Thai and Hong Kong jewelry and gems sectors outlining future opportunities and   more
GJEPC Seeks Special Assistance For Gems & Jewellery Small Scale Exporters From MSME Ministry
The GJEPC made a representation on the key focus areas pertaining to Gems & Jewellery to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of MSME, Government of India, on 6th August. Through a virtual meet, Colin Shah, GJEPC Chairman and Vipul Shah, Vice Chairman, briefed Shri. Gadkari about the   more
At VOICE sustainability, innovation, technology, design and trends: with IEG, the jewellery industry debate becomes live
With the live attendance of over 300 jewellery companies and the sector’s leading players, the debate on the gold-jewellery world shifts to VOICE - Vicenzaoro International Community Event, the innovative format that Italian Exhibition Group is organizing live in Vicenza from 12th to 14th September 2020.  more
WFDB Acting President Yoram Dvash: There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel
The pandemic is still with us and is continuing to limit how we live and how we do business. Around the world many countries are dealing with a resurge of the virus and a return to stricter measures. From various quarters we are hearing that until there is a vaccine, COVID-19 is here to stay and we must learn to live and work alongside it.   more
GJEPC Leadership represents Gem & Jewellery Industry concerns to Hon’ble FM through a Video Meet
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s Chairman Colin Shah, Vice Chairman Vipul Shah, and Executive Director Sabyasachi Ray held a video meeting with the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 6th July, and made a presentation on the critical issues concerning the gem and jewellery industry.  more
VOICE VICENZA, OVER 300 EXHIBITORS AT THE EXPO WITH DAMIANI, ROBERTO COIN, CRIVELLI, FOPE AND UNOAERRE: THE GOLD-JEWELLERY SECTOR RE-STARTS FROM ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP
From high jewellery to fashion jewellery to watches, from gems to packaging and technology. More than 300 companies have decided to exhibit at VOICE - Vicenzaoro International Community Event, the innovative format that Italian Exhibition Group is organizing to take place, live at the Expo Centre in Vicenza from 12th to 14th September 2020 and which will  more
Trade Heaves a Sigh of Relief As Govt. Extends
Certified Diamond Re-import Period By 3 Months`
In a major relief to the Indian diamond industry, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes And Customs, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India, at the behest of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), announced an extension of three months on certified diamond re-imports in an official notification. The provision stated: “Provided that for the cases where the last date of re-import falls between 1st February, 2020 and the 31st July, 2020,  more
The Natural Color Diamond Association forms International Coalition of Ambassadors
The Natural Color Diamond Association is expanding its presence and influence on the international market. Most organizations like ours are searching for ways to move forward after the impact of the world economies shutting down due to the pandemic. Like other leading groups we must re-envision our roles and our necessity viz-a-viz the needs of consumers and our industry members as we position ourselves in the new world order.   more
Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) rescheduled
for 9 – 13 November at AsiaWorld-Expo
Informa Markets – Jewellery is rescheduling Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW), the industry’s leading B2B fine jewellery event, for 9 – 13 November 2020 at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The fair organiser is also preparing to launch a customised digital event service later this year, which is designed to meet the unique needs of the jewellery industry and enhance the exhibitor discovery experience of its physical shows.   more
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) rescheduled to January 2021
The world renowned and India’s largest jewellery trade show, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere, has been rescheduled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the organisers of the show, after consultation with the participants from India and other countries, have decided to reschedule the event in January 2021. IIJS Premiere witnesses the industry's biggest gathering of domestic and international buyers, and serves as the primary platform for Indian   more
DMCC STRENGTHENS DUBAI-CHINA TRADE TIES THROUGH DIAMONDS
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange (GZDE), establishing a strategic partnership with one of China’s leading international diamond trading platforms and communities.   more
DMCC WELCOMES 805 NEW COMPANIES IN FIRST HALF OF 2020 AND STRENGTHENS TIES WITH CHINA AND TECH
DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – today announced that 805 new member companies joined the business district in the first half of 2020, highlighting the Free Zone’s continued appeal for ease of doing business. In June, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime  more
Lightbox jewelry Gets into the store as lab-grown diamond collection heads for expansion
De Beers caused ripples across the diamond jewelry world when it introduced its launch of Lightbox jewelry set with lab-grown diamonds. The jewelry line features pendant necklaces, stud earrings, bracelets and stacking rings set with synthetic pink, blue and white diamonds, priced uniformly at $800 per carat. Until recently, the range was only available for purchase via the Lightbox website and retail ‘pop-ups. However, the company recently   more
ALROSA’s financing to prevent COVID-19 spread exceeds RUB 500 million
ALROSA's overall spending on countering COVID-19 pandemic amounted to almost 8 mln USD (more than RUB 500 mln). ALROSA provides assistance to public health facilities of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), where company’s major production sites are located, in particular. The company supports hospitals in Mirny, Aikhal, Lensk, Udachny and Yakutsk since the announcement of coronavirus alert in March 2020. ALROSA provided funding for purchasing equipment for hospitals, including ventilators, treatment medication,   more
JNA Awards 2020 Honourees announced online
The ninth edition of the prestigious JNA Awards announced its highly anticipated list of Honourees across seven award categories at a webcast on Monday, 29 June, followed by an online panel discussion featuring industry thought leaders. The Awards’ first-ever virtual event was well-attended by international jewellers. A renowned awards programme organised by Informa Markets since 2012, the JNA Awards promotes sustainable advancement  more
Dubai Expo confirms new dates:
Oct 1, 2021 until Mar 31, 2022
The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the request of the UAE government and its Executive Committee to postpone Dubai Expo 2020 to next year. With a BIE General Assembly impossible to stage due to Covid-19 restrictions, Member States voted remotely on the BIE Executive Committee's recommendation for a delay as   more
Appended is the quote of Mr. Colin Shah (Chairman, GJEPC) on MSME sector.
In the Gems and Jewellery Sector more than 85% exporters constitute as MSME who deal in very high value goods. The existing MSME definition did not exclude the export turnover and hence was not helpful for the G & J sector. Council represented the issue in one of the meetings and requested Hon’ble MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari ji to exclude the export turnover from MSME turnover. We are glad that through the new MSME definition and exclusion of export turnover  more
Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong rescheduled to
26 – 29 November 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo
As the international community works tirelessly to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by the outbreak. In addition, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is also making necessary adjustments to its business operations per the current climate. Due to the travel restrictions impacting industry participation and COVID-19 concerns, we have made a difficult but necessary decision to reschedule the event from   more
Colin Shah takes over as Chairman and Vipul Shah elected as the Vice Chairman of The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body for gems and jewellery trade in India , under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, today announced the appointment of Colin Shah as the Chairman of GJEPC. Colin Shah will take charge as Chairman from the outgoing Chairman Pramod Kumar Agrawal. Also, Vipul Shah has been elected and appointed as the Vice Chairman of GJEPC. The new management will take charge from 23rd of  more
Malca-Amit Joins WFDB International Diamond Transporter becomes Associate Member
Malca-Amit, a leading international logistics and shipping company serving the diamond, jewelry and watch industries, has joined the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) as an Associate Member, it was announced today. This is in keeping with the new WFDB effort to add leading organizations in the global diamond and jewelry industries to its ranks. The WFDB, which was founded in 1947 to protect the interests of diamond bourses and their members, is seeking to broaden   more
DOYEN OF INDIAN DIAMOND INDUSTRY ARUN R. MEHTA PASSES AWAY
It is with profound sadness that we wish to inform you about the passing away of Arun R Mehta. Arunbhai, an industry stalwart and highly respected community leader was a guiding force and mentor to many. He was 80 and is survived by his wife Rajnika, son Russell and daughters Amita Samir Mehta and Alpa Nishit Kothari, his daughter in law Mona, and sons in law Samir Mehta and Nishit Kothari, along with many grand and great grandchildren. The history of the Indian diamond industry would have been different without Arunbhai’s   more
UAE's leading gold retailers shut down store
Two of the UAE’s leading jewellery retailers are taking drastic actions to counter the COVID-19 impact on gold demand. Joyalukkas, the first jewellery retailer to create a multi-store network in the Gulf, is closing its “weak performing” outlets, while Malabar Gold & Diamonds, with more than 100 outlets in the GCC states, has decided to delay opening all stores until there is clarity on rent reductions from its landlords. The gold trade has been the worst hit by the virus outbreak, as most residents stopped spending on anything other than essentials, while tourists too have been absent after the suspension   more
Breakthrough scientific study on precious coral identification leads to new DNA coral fingerprinting service by SSEF
A breakthrough study entitled “DNA fingerprinting: an effective tool for taxonomic identification of precious corals in jewelry,” authored by researchers from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and the University of Zurich’s Institute of Forensic Medicine (IRM) and recently published in the leading peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports (Nature Group), has led to a new service being offered by SSEF to aid   more
Covid-19 – THE #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG PROJECT IS READY: OROAREZZO AND VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER, CLOU SHOWS FOR THE JEWELLERY WORLD IN TOTAL SAFETY
Holding and taking part in trade shows in Italy in complete safety, in total respect of the rules and healthcare protocols, protecting the health of companies and visitors. #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG is the name of the project launched by IEG Italian Exhibition Group, the trade fair and conference organizer with head offices in Rimini, Italy and operative in Vicenza,   more
Young Diamantaires Group Launches its Website
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses is excited to announce the launch of its Young Diamantaires (YDs) website www.ydts.org. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express their thoughts, opinions and views in a safe and constructive manner. The website itself was   more
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