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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE LEMONS PROBLEM IN THE ROUGH DIAMONDS BUSINESS & THE SOLUTION.
In my previous article, I mentioned that a well-respected diamantaire from the industry asked me a question about the term Illusion. The same gentleman read my article, and has suggested that I research and write another article. The topic is the Lemons Problem and how we can relate it to the Rough Diamond Business? Before I begin, I would like to explain in brief,  more

China’s National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC) and Sarine Launch Co-Branded Light Performance Grading Report
Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or "the Company" and together with its subsidiaries "the Group") (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, finishing, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce that it  more

IGI Unveils New Grading Report Design
Today, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced a new, elevated design for its identification and grading reports that will debut in October of this year. This stationery format will be applied to IGI’s Natural Diamond, Colored Stone and Jewelry reports, giving all three a more dynamic look for the Institute’s customers.   more

GIA’s First Graduate Diamond Course Begins in Shenzhen, China
Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals in Shenzhen, China attended the regions first on-campus GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate Diamonds Course in early July. The program, offered through Peking University Resource College, teaches students the art and science of diamond grading with hands-on experience. Students learn to grade D-to-Z diamonds using the 4Cs of Diamond Quality   more

GIA and IBM Research Join Forces to Transform Diamond Grading
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world’s leading independent diamond identification and grading authority, and IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs, have joined forces to develop an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system designed to revolutionize diamond  more

HRD Antwerp and Arihannt Diamond Institute Tie Up for Academic Collaboration in India
A Memorandum of Understating (MOU) was signed between HRD Antwerp India and Arihannt Diamond Institute (ADI) for academic collaboration in India on 18th November at the HRD Antwerp India office in Mumbai. This MOU will facilitate the   more

Diamond Industry Experts Set To Publish 3rd Edition Of Book On Laboratory Grown Diamonds
Gem and jewelry industry experts Dusan Simic and Branko Deljanin have announced that they are set to publish the 3rd edition of their best-selling book Lab-Grown Diamonds - Information guide to HPHT and CVD -grown diamonds. Simic and Deljanin, diamond researchers with over 50 years’ of combined experience in the trade, are internationally   more

Diamond Companies cease rough Import to stabilize prices of polished diamonds
India being the global leader in diamonds, it produces 14 out of 15 diamonds set in jewellery worldwide and polishes one billion stones each year. In FY 2019, India’s major export markets for cut & polished diamonds were USA ($6,960.09 million), Hong Kong ($6,381.97 million), Middle East ($2113.63 million), Europe ($1,534.50 million).  more

A NEW REVOLUTION IN COLORED GEMSTONES: GEMCLOUD BRINGS THE GEMSTONE INDUSTRY ONLINE
GemCloud technologies - focused on the colored gemstone supply chain – transform gemstone inventories into a shareable digital interactive library, create a unique, secure, vetted and curated online marketplace and enable transparency and traceability.  more

CIBJO postpones annual congress, will be rescheduled in 2021
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has announced that its annual congress, which this year was scheduled to have taken place in Dubai, UAE, October 5 to 7, will be postponed to 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The decision to postpone the congress was taken during a video conference of the CIBJO Board of Directors, following consultation with the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC), which was to have hosted the event.  more

WFDB Concerned about Rapaport listing policy
In a letter from WFDB to the Diamond Industry Yoram Dvash, Acting President stated concern about the reverse policy of Rapaport in terms of publishing of price list. Just Two months back the Diamond Industry experienced a furore regarding Rapaport price list and the pricing platform had to face the angst of its members. According to Yoram Dvash,   more

World’s Foremost ‘Only Diamond Show’ Bharat Diamond Week [BDW] goes digital
The organizing committee of Bharat Diamond Week [BDW], world’s foremost ‘only diamond show’ decided that the BDW will go Digital. The decision was taken by the committee over an online meeting today. The Bharat Diamond Week in its 4th edition was slated to be orgnaised   more

Enroll in GIA Essentials eLearning Courses at No Charge
As the global gem and jewelry industry navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is making access to its introductory courses easier than ever before. From May 4, 2020 through June 29, 2020, the GIA Essentials online courses in diamonds, colored stones and jewelry will be available at no cost for   more

First 10 Appointments Made to the Board of Directors of Get Diamonds
The World Federation of the Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that the Ownership Committee of Get Diamonds has decided that the Board of Directors of the Get Diamond Subsidiary, to be formed shortly, will comprise of 12 members: five representatives of major bourses, five diamond dealers from various countries and two public representatives who are not diamond dealers.  more

Sarine to Introduce eGrading™
Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or "the Company" and together with its subsidiaries "the Group"), (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, finishing, grading and trading of diamonds and gemstones, is proud to announce another revolutionary innovation   more

GIA Reopens Five Laboratories
As GIA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has reopened laboratories in Antwerp, Carlsbad, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Tokyo with modified schedules and limited capacity. For details, updates and information regarding GIA locations, please visit GIA.edu/coronavirus-update.  more

Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB] Rises to fight the COVID-19 Threat
Bharat Diamond Bourse committee commends the effort of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Government, CM Shree Uddhav Thakrey to fight the war against COVID-19. BDB also acknowledges the entire team of Health workers, Police, Doctors, Mumbai Municipality and all the COVID fighters to have stood alongside people of the country to win the COVID war. Bharat Diamond Bourse also acknowledges the people of   more

Leadership Transition for GIA India
Nirupa Bhatt announced her transition from her full-time position as managing director of GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (“GIA India”), effective June 15. In her role as managing director, Bhatt oversaw the successful 10-year expansion of GIA India. “I intend to transition from my current operational role as managing director of GIA India to a consulting advisory position focusing   more

Massive Tech Lab: Spearheading Innovation And Technological Advancements Through In-depth Research & Development In Diamond Detection Equipments
JTM bureau spoke to Mr. Savani and Mr. Dholariya to understand the growth of Massive Tech Lab in a competitive economy pertaining to the Technology & Machine tool sector. In this exclusive our bureau also got to know about the investment that the company allocates for research and development to come out with innovative products and services.   more

Yoram Dvash Elected Acting President of WFDB
Yoram Dvash, President of the Israel Diamond Bourse, was yesterday unanimously elected as the Acting President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). “The diamond industry like all other industries is going through a very difficult time due to the coronavirus pandemic that has struck so much devastation in human, as well as business terms, across the world,” said Yoram Dvash, the newly elected Acting President. “In this situation it is imperative that the   more

GJEPC-Gem Testing Laboratory, Jaipur and eBay sign an agreement for a certification program for eBay sellers
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) commences the new year with a significant initiative to add another layer of trust and credibility to “Make in India” products, sold across the world! In a strategic initiative, GJEPC-Gem Testing Laboratory (GTL), Jaipur, and global e-commerce company eBay signed one-of-its-kind agreement   more

Diamonds Do Good® and JCK Extend Inaugural Jewelry Award Submission Date Recognizes Need of Industry to Connect on Positive Stories
Diamonds Do Good®, in partnership with JCK, has announced a submission extension for the first annual Diamonds Do Good Jewelry Awards, which recognize members of the jewelry industry who’ve made charitable giving an important component of their business strategies. The new deadline for entry is June 30. “During this time of uncertainty, the   more

ALROSA launches digital tender for large rough diamonds
ALROSA has launched a digital tender for special size rough diamonds (over 10.8 carats). It allows customers purchasing stones despite current travelling restrictions imposed between countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The auction takes place between March 23 and April 6. Due to the global situation, the company decided to cancel the upcoming special size auctions, simultaneously offering customers to take part in a digital tender if they need such rough.   more

After tough 2019 Industry Optimistic: Improvements are on the way in 2020
By Albert Robinson, Vice-President - International Business As diamond and jewellery industry members are fully aware, 2019 was one of the most difficult that many have ever faced. The number of businesses that closed down is thought to have reached a record. Research analytics firm Coresight reported that U.S. retailers announced plans to close in excess of 9,300 locations in 2019 compared with 5,844 store closures the previous year as consumers turn increasingly to   more

Tech & Machinery Manufacturers lead India to Become the Global hub for jewellery production
Human Resource requirement too to increase Year on Year
All that glitters is due to the optimum utilisation of cutting edge Technology and Machine tools and so much so that technology and latest inventions have transformed the Gems and Jewellery industry globally. Large jewellery corporate have reaped the benefits of technology by expanding and growing to   more

  WILL TECHNOLOGY DRIVE JEWELLERY - SALES IN THE FUTURE ?
The Technology & Machine tool Industry is in for achieving the title of a “Shape Changer” in the gem and jewellery sector. In the current economic scenario where the demand for jewellery is at its low especially with the US and Europe still hanging in a state of slowdown and alternative products and services including lab grown diamonds making a silent but grand entry into the jewellery segment is a cause of worry not only for the industry members but also for the end users. While the    more

World’s largest Diamond Bourse BDB
Bharat Diamond Bourse [BDB], the largest Diamond bourse announced the show dates for the fourth edition of the coveted Bharat Diamond Week [BDW], world’s biggest polished Diamond and Diamond Jewellery show. The ‘only Diamond’ show will open on the 5th of August and will run till the 7th of August 2020 in Mumbai, India. BDW in its fourth edition is anticipated to be an important event for the International Diamond sector and is pitted to be a game changer for the   more

IGI and WeSchool launch First-Ever Integrated Jewelry Design and Management Program in Mumbai
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), in association with India’s leading business school, S P Mandali’s Principal L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), recently launched the Jewelry Design and Business Management Program in Mumbai. The program brings experts in the field of gem and jewelry as well as business management to   more

Sarine to Adapt Automated 4Cs Grading to Tiffany & Co. Requirements
Singapore Exchange Mainboard listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or “the Group”) (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing , marketing and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, measurement and grading of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce that it is working with Tiffany & Co. (“Tiffany”) to adapt its automated artificial intelligence (AI) based grading technology to Tiffany’s stringent grading guidelines   more

Technology and Machinery sector
  Year 2020, A New Dawn
The technological advances, a result of Research and Development is indeed a blessing to the Tech and Machinery sector as it prepares to unleash Artificial Intelligence [AI] inclusive cutting edge technology in India. Year 2020 will indeed become a game changer for the sector as more number of jewellery and Diamond producer’s are looking at taking advantage of high end technological availability to boost production. Multinational entities such as Sarine,   more

PRESIDIUM seeks reviewers for its solution to diamond identification issue
As diamond suppliers, manufacturers and retailers are warned to improve transparency to consumers around lab-grown and natural diamonds, Presidium, an industry-leading manufacturer of diamond and gemstone testing devices, is seeking industry reviewers for its ASSURE-certified Synthetic   more

Tech & Machinery Manufacturers lead India to Become the Global hub for jewellery production
All that glitters is due to the optimum utilisation of cutting edge Technology and Machine tools and so much so that technology and latest inventions have transformed the Gems and Jewellery industry globally. Large jewellery corporate have reaped the benefits of technology by expanding and growing to cater to a large International mass. The entry of CACAM software into the jewellery industry changed the perspective of the way    more

ALROSA DIAMOND INSPECTOR showed high results in the ASSURE testing program by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA)
The first Russian portable instrument for diamond verification ALROSA DIAMOND INSPECTOR showed high results in the ASSURE testing, performed by the independent laboratory UL Verification Services, Inc. in Boston (USA). Due to three optical methods of analysis, ease of use and low cost in comparison with   more

New Lab Grown Diamond Association Launched
The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) was launched today in New York. The Mission of the LGDC is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, international communications program designed to increase the awareness of, knowledge about, and demand for Lab Grown Diamonds. “Many leading companies in the Lab Grown market have approached me over the   more

China’s National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC) and Sarine Sign Strategic Framework
Sarine Technologies Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has signed a strategic framework with the National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC), the Gems & Jewelry Administrative Center of MNR of P.R. China, the leading gemological laboratory in China, at NGTC’s headquarters in Beijing, on September 16, 2019. The strategic framework aims to advance   more

GSI COMPLETES INSPECTION OF INVENTORY, FOR MARKS JEWELERS, FOR UNDISCLOSED LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, conducted a full review of Marks Jewelers’ inventory for undisclosed lab grown diamonds. GSI sent a mobile team to Marks Jewelers’ 25,000 square foot state of the art store in Montgomeryville, PA to screen and test all diamond   more

$2 Million in GIA Scholarships Available for 2020 Classes
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is offering $2 million in scholarships for aspiring or current gem and jewelry professionals interested in GIA gemology, jewelry manufacturing arts, distance education courses and lab classes in 2020. The scholarships are available for on-campus and distance education programs, and are open to U.S. and international prospective students.   more

Festive Mood At Bharat Diamond Bourse As Bharat Diamond Week Event Opens
There was a festive atmosphere at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) on October 14, with the opening of the Bharat Diamond Week (BDW). Around 1,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, said Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week. "We are delighted to be holding this polished diamond fair again," he told participants at the opening   more

AIGS to boost cooperation in gemological education with China
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) plans to boost cooperation in gemological education with Chinese institutions. AIGS Chairman Kennedy Ho met with Shunyu Hou, President of GTC -- Guangdong Gemstones & Precious Metals Testing Center,  more

DE BEERS GROUP DIAMOND VERIFICATION INSTRUMENTS TO RECEIVE ASSURE SEAL OF APPROVAL
De Beers Group Industry Services announced today that all four of their diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results. Project Assure is a joint   more

GSI Opens New Testing Laboratory in New York
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological entities in the world, is opening a second laboratory facility in New York focused on the screening and detection of undisclosed lab-grown diamonds in jewelry.
Located at 587 Fifth Avenue, GSI's new laboratory is 4,200-square-feet covering the entire ninth floor of the building where the organization will expand its service offerings and continue   more

GIT is Hosting GIT's 13th World Jewelry Design Award and Challenge Gems Faceting Master 2019, Searching for Shining Designers and Lapidaries to Win Cash Prizes WorthUSD 35,000 in total
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT is hosting a press conference on GIT's 13th World Jewelry Design Award and Challenge Gems Faceting Master 2019 with an objective tosupport and further strengthen designers and lapidaries potentials and to provide guidance towards the gem and jewelry industry today.   more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Amol Dies Maker
Mr. Amol B Kharote, Director, Amol Dies Maker on the current trend in the Tech and Machine tool sector and the challenges faced. Excerpts:

Your opinion on the growth of indigenous manufactured tech products and the 'Make In India' initiative of the government?

The 'Make In India' initiative has allowed all of our small businesses to have the similar exposure and opportunity to showcase our   more

INDIA A Growing Technology Market
All that glitters is due to the optimum utilisation of cutting edge Technology and Machine tools and so much so that technology and latest inventions have transformed the Gems and Jewellery industry globally. Large jewellery Technology & Machine tool manufacturers have reaped the benefits of technology by expanding and growing to cater to a large International mass. The entry of Laser technology in sawing, gold testing, welding, and hallmarking has indeed shaped the transformation of the sector in India. Indian Manufacturers producing state of the art equipments for Gold and Silver refining plant, Gold assaying, Gold chain making   more

EVERLEDGER & DIAMOND DURABILITY LABORATORY INNOVATE DIAMOND DAMAGES RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS
Everledger announced the collaborative launch of the Diamond Risk Platform with the Diamond Durability Laboratory (DDL) which dramatically shifts the risk assessment reporting of diamond damage into an innovative realm. An industry-first, with development commencing in 2016 and completed in Q1 2018, the Diamond Risk Platform performs the creation, management and storage of   more

Nickunj Eximp Ent. P. Ltd.
The Indian jewellery industry today is witnessing a dire need for innovation. The designs you see today in jewellery stores are not much different than the ones from 10 years ago. A huge chunk of the businesses are still relying on age old processes and techniques to manufacture jewellery, despite the availability of the most cutting edge technologies in the market.   more

Fauna Technologies
Incorporated in India, Fauna Technologies Private Limited is a professionally managed enterprise committed to improvise business functions through innovative business and technology solutions. Our experience and expertise helps understand your business needs and provide radical solutions to minimize costs and maximize revenues.   more

Record Number of Over 10 Million Rough Diamonds Scanned by Sarine Galaxy®Systems in 2017
Sarine Technologies Ltd is delighted to announce that its Galaxy®inclusion mapping systems scanned an incredible record number of over10 million diamonds in 2017. Since the launch of Galaxy® technology in 2009, Galaxy® systems have scanned over 30 million rough diamonds worldwide – 10 million of those in the past year alone. The rapid growth in usage of Galaxy® over the past few years is testimony to the significant benefit the technology has brought to the diamond industry.   more

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