Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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16 august 2021

IBJA's 'India International Bullion Summit' slated for 19th December

28 october 2016
The India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd (IBJA) is gearing up for the 4th edition of its annual bullion conclave the 'India International Bullion Summit' on 19th Dec. 2016.
The summit, to be held at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, aims to create awareness on issues pertaining to the gem and jewellery industry of India. This event will bring together a diversified group of experts, officials and trade pundits not only from India but from across the world. Prominent speakers will address major issues pertaining to GST, e-business, hallmarking and much more. The event will also witness IBJA awards honouring the stalwarts of the jewellery industry.
Besides the interactive panel discussions the event will also host the IBJA fashion show by prominent jewellers. Commenting on the summit Mukesh Mehta, National president, IBJA says: “The IIBS 2016 aims to educate jewellers about new trends in the industry. Experts from the different areas of the GJ industry would grace the panels for discussions. GST and hallmarking would be the prime topics to brainstorm on, besides several industry issues.”

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