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.

10 december 2018

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 gears up to hold 2nd edition of IDW in Mumbai soon

11 october 2018
After the phenomenal success of its first edition and increasing demand from the buyers as well as sellers, GJEPC is all set to organize the 2nd edition of India Diamond Week in Mumbai from 23 – 25 October 2018.
This year, India Diamond Week will be held on the side lines of World Diamond Council’s AGM and World Federation of Diamond Bourses’ Meet at Mumbai.
Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC said, “This Diamond Week is distinct, as it would witness key stakeholders of the Global Diamond trade this year with GJEPC hosting the World Diamond Council’s AGM in Mumbai around the same time. This format of Buyer Seller Meet provides immense opportunity to discuss business face to face, and strengthen trade ties with buyers. We are overwhelmed with the response in this edition with over 100 buyers confirmed to visit Mumbai for the Diamond Week from all major key diamond markets of the world including the USA, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Turkey, Middle East, Iran, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia & South Korea”.
Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC said, “Indian Diamond Industry is labour intensive and employs 2 million workforce in the diamond sector alone. The India Diamond Week is aimed at creating an annual trading platform increasing communication between diamantaires and promoting business globally. We believe that the event would further establish and strengthen new sourcing relationships.”
Around 40 manufacturers/exhibitors will be participating at the event. The first two days of the event will have pre-fixed one-2-one meeting of approximately 30 minutes between the buyer and seller, and the 3rd day would be an open exhibition.

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