Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

Angolan diamond cooperatives resume exploration


Angola has allowed 16 diamond exploration cooperatives to resume their operations that were halted last September during the country’s "Operation Transparency", according to local news reports.

Petra Diamonds may take 5-10 years to clear Cullinan debt – report


Petra Diamonds, which acquired the Cullinan mine from De Beers in 2008, said it will take between five and 10 years from the opening of the new section to clear the debts related to the South African mine.

No need for gemologists at DTC Botswana, Okavango Diamond – official


Botswana does not need gemologists at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) or Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) as they are not involved in polishing and cutting of diamonds, a government official has said.    

GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019


The Gem&Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019 powered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and co-partnered by the DPA (Diamond Producers Association) on Feb 13, the culminating day of the IIJS Signature 2019.

‘Qatar Show’ embraces evolution and growth for the 2019 edition


Organisers of the Qatar Show have announced the 16th edition of the exhibition, which will be held between 20 and 25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

XII Jewellery Conference IJA CONF 2018 concludes with success

14 february 2019

The XII International Jewelry Conference IJA CONF, one of the most significant events of the jewelry industry in Russia, attended by over 150 participants, was held on February 4.

Net income of ALROSA for 2018 grew by 71% to 29.3 mn roubles

14 february 2019

PJSC ALROSA, ALROSA Group’s head company, has published its financial results under the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) for 2018.

More consumers choosing lab-grown diamonds for their engagement ring

14 february 2019

Bridal market consumers continue to choose lab-grown diamonds as their choice for an engagement ring stone in increasing numbers, as indicated in a newly released report, A Diamond Choice 2019, Lab-Grown Diamonds & The Future of The Diamond Industry.

ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov pays official visit to Israel Diamond Center

14 february 2019

ALROSA Chief Executive Officer Sergey Ivanov paid an official visit to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), where he was hosted by IDE President Yoram Dvash and IDE Managing Director Eran Zini, says a press note from IDI.

Damas Jewellery appoints Asil Attar as its first female CEO

14 february 2019

Damas Jewellery has appointed Asil Attar as its first female CEO.

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