The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.


I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

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