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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...

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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

GIA to hold its first advanced synthetics detection seminar in Mumbai

08 june 2018
news_08062018_gia.pngThe Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer a series of seminars this year on advanced detection of lab-grown stones.
The courses, which will be taught by GIA research scientists and classroom instructors, will combine lectures with practical lab instruction. The GIA will address methods of identifying chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) stones.
The first seminar will take place August 20 and 21 in Mumbai, alongside the India International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show, while the London course will be on August 29 and 30, coinciding with the International Jewellery London trade fair. In California, the seminar is scheduled for October 10 and 11, at the same time as the GIA International Gemological Symposium.

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

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