Hong Kong September Fair reaffirms commitment to jewellery trade

Industry leaders attested to the September Fair’s role as the world’s top B2B sourcing event as they called for closer multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle ongoing challenges.

20 september 2019

Lucara unearths 123 ct gem quality diamond at Botswana mine

Lucara Diamond has recovered a 123 carat gem quality top white Type II diamond from its wholly-owned Karowe mine, in Botswana.

20 september 2019

JNADC fetes winners and finalists of 2018/19 edition

JNA recognised the winners and finalists of its inaugural JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 in a prize presentation ceremony during the Fair Reception of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition...

20 september 2019

CIBJO releases an overview of its 'Responsible Sourcing Blue Book'

CIBJO has released an overview of its Responsible Sourcing Blue Book. The Book defines a universally agreed-to set of recommended responsible sourcing principles that can be applied by all members of the jewelry industry.

20 september 2019

Stornoway Common Shares and Convertible Debentures to be Delisted From TSX

Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced that it has received notice that the Continued Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has determined to delist the Corporation’s common shares and convertible debentures effective...

20 september 2019

Is the sparkle fading?

09 september 2019
(mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com) - According to data compiled by The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), India’s exports of polished diamonds between April and July dropped to $6.7 billion (a little over Rs 48,012 Crore) as compared to $8 billion (over Rs 57,328 Crore) during the same period last year. Macroeconomic uncertainty, the impact of the US-China trade war, low consumer confidence and large inventories of polished stones, are just some of the challenges before the industry. It’s also been grappling with the threat of diamonds produced by chemical vapour deposition (CVD). And while Paul Rowley, De Beers Group’s EVP — diamond trading and distribution, acknowledges that these and other challenges will make for a bumpy road ahead, he remains optimistic about the industry’s long-term prospects.