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In a world where transparency is more and more the standard, our business must address the lab grading issue willingly

Jeweler-Designer Arnaud Flambeau started his career in the jewelry business in 1993 at European Gold Company CLAL as Key Account Manager for the Jewelry Division, where he was in charge of international brands like Cartier or VCA and their subcontractors...

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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Indian diamond industry observes partial shutdown in Surat

19 june 2017

The diamond cutting and polishing centre in Surat and those in Navsari and Saurashtra in Gujarat observed a shutdown on Saturday to press for exemption of the diamond industry from Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that will come into force from July 1 in India, according to media reports.
The call for shutdown was given by Diamond GST Sangarsh Samiti which has been opposed to GST Council's decision to implement 3% GST on polished diamonds, 18% on diamond trading and 0.25% on rough diamonds.
It is reported that around 4,000 diamond brokers and 3,500 diamond merchants did not work and 3,000 small and medium diamond units remained shut, resulting in a loss of more than $105 million to the trade.
Praveen Shanker Pandya, Chiarman of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) had on Friday appealed to diamantaires in Surat, Navsari and other cutting centres in Saurashtra not to join the bandh.

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

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