“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

10 june 2019

Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

03 june 2019

Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

GJEPC’s new ‘International Corporate Campaign’ launched at Hong Kong Show

13 september 2018
news_16072018_gjepc.jpgThe Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, which has organised the India Pavilion at the Hong Kong Show with  a strong contingent  of 94 companies this year, also chose to unveil its new ‘International Corporate Campaign’ at Hong Kong, which is also India’s leading destination for its gems and jewellery exports.
Highlighting India’s relationship with Hong Kong Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC said, "For India, with total exports of US$ 42 billion and with 33% of total g & j exports directed to Hong Kong, it has been the largest export market. Each year our presence at this platform, helps us enhance our relationship with the existing clients and also generate new ones. Exports of cut and polished diamonds to Hong Kong accounted for US$ 10 bn and those of gold jewellery stood at US$ 973.40 mn.”
Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC commented: “GJEPC launches its International Campaign this year at HK as one could not think of a better platform than this one. The show witnesses the convergence of leading gems & jewellery players from across the globe. India's skill-set in cutting and polishing diamonds and gemstones makes India a predominant leader in diamond manufacturing and coloured gemstone manufacturing. With the ready availability of raw material, cost-effective labour and skills passed through generations, India is the preferred source for gems and jewellery products by buyers from the world over. With a five million strong workforce employed across the sector, the gems and jewellery industry contributes 7% to the country's GDP. The Campaign features India as the one-stop destination to source world-class gems and jewellery.”

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