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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

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 concludes on a confident note

21 june 2017
The four-day Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 held from June 15 to 18 at IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. Participants from many countries joined in trade negotiations, fashion shows, MOU-signing ceremonies, networking activities and seminars.
A total of 12,944 visitors participated in the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, with 5,728 visitors from overseas and 7,216 from within Thailand. The countries with the highest number of overseas visitors at the TGJF 2017 were China, India, Myanmar, Japan and USA.
TGJTA President Suttipong Damrongsakul announced that the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2018 would be held during mid-2018, reflecting the great success of the 2017 fair.
“The Thai gems and jewelry industry is proud to successfully host the first international mid-year fair in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017,” he said. “The fair would not have been possible without our partners in the public and private sectors, from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourist Police, and gems and jewelry fair associations across the Asia-Pacific region. Thank you all for your kind participation and we hope to see you again next year!”

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

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