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Diamond manufacturers must use technology to react swiftly to changes in the market

One of the original founders of Sarine, Uzi Levami has a long history of founding high-tech companies. He was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Award in 1992 by then President Chaim Herzog, for his endeavors on a development project for the Israel...

20 march 2017

A mined diamond can bring an extra depth to the significance of a jewellery piece

Award-winning designer Sarah Ho, was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Macau before moving to London to enrich her skills in design and gemmology. Sarah’s inspirational designs are a sentimental reflection of the different chapters in her life and her...

13 march 2017

‘I will run my chair in a very transparent, open fashion’ – KP Chairperson

Australia’s Robert Owen-Jones took over as this year’s Kimberley Process Chairperson amid tension between the civil society and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which chaired the diamond watchdog last year. The civil society coalition boycotted UAE’s...

06 march 2017

Giving beauty to people as a gift

The ‘Kierge’ jewellery house is a large firm manufacturing and selling jewellery and is a famous Yakutian brand. Over its 23 years of experience, the company was repeatedly the winner of national and international contests like ‘The Recognition by St...

27 february 2017

IDE's Yoram Dvash: 2017 shaping up to be more positive

After a tough 2015, last year provided the diamond industry with more stability and 2017 could be even better, says Yoram Dvash, President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and Vice-President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). In this...

27 february 2017

First ever G&J Common Facility Centre inaugurated in Gujarat

16 february 2017
The first ever Common Facility Centre for the gems and jewellery trade was inaugurated by Smt Rita Teaotia, Hon'ble Commerce Secretary, Government of India on Feb.13, 2017 at Visnagar in Gujarat, India.
The centre is part of the government supported project to establish centres at key locations in smaller towns where artisans from smaller enterprises will have access to the latest technology for diamond cutting and polishing.
Also present on the occasion were Shri Manoj Dwivedi, JS, MoC&I, Smt. D. Thara, industries Secretary, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Rushikesh Patel, MLA Visnagar, Shri Dineshbhai Navadiya, GJEPC Regional Chairman, Gujarat, Shri Sabyasachi Ray, Executive Director, GJEPC, Shri Jethabhai Prajapati, President Visnagar Diamond Association, Shri Govindbhai Patel, member of Implementing and Monitoring Committee, members from Gujarat Regional Committee, office bearers of Amreli, Palanpur, Ahmedabad and Botad diamond association and trade members from local diamond industry.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Rough & Polished, Rough & Polished

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