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

De Beers to host Botswana diamond conference, officially open Africa’s first Forevermark store

11 october 2018
news_26072018_debeers.pngDe Beers and Botswana's ministry of mineral resources, will host a diamond conference on 13 November in Gaborone as well as officially open Africa’s first Forevermark strategic store.
The invite only conference would be convened under the theme 'Leading Business for Social Capital'.
De Beers said more than 500 corporate leaders, government officials, thought leaders and globally recognised experts would join the country’s mineral resources minister and group chief executive Bruce Cleaver at the conference with the goal of creating real plans for action for the diamond industry.
“The format of the conference will welcome leading voices from Botswana, the southern African region and, internationally, from government, the private sector, the diamond industry and the financial sector,” it said.
“These thought leaders will take part in interactive discussions and high-level networking engagements.”
Meanwhile, De Beers said it would officially open the first Forevermark strategic store in Africa at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, in Gaborone.
Every Forevermark inscribed diamond was natural, hand-selected and comes with a promise that it was rare and responsibly sourced.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished