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

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“We'll only work with mines and suppliers that can prove full and unquestionable traceability”, assures David Zabinsky, CEO, TRIGEM

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06 november 2018

The diamond market sentiment is cautious at the moment, especially in Europe

Born in Switzerland, Angelika Mavridou relocated to Thessaloniki (Greece) with her family, only to establish her own business JEWELLS GALLERY LTD, which was later transformed to S.A. Prior to venturing into her own business, she studied Gemology...

29 october 2018

Zimnisky talks about pink diamonds, De Beers’ Lightbox

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22 october 2018

An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

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15 october 2018

GIA-India conducts education seminars for gem & jewellery industry members

16 october 2018
GIA India organised more than 20 education seminars for various associations during August and September across India to protect consumers and help ensure public trust in gems and jewellery, says a press note from the organization.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and Middle East, said, “As a public-benefit institute, GIA works to create awareness and educate the trade through our education seminars. Working closely with regional associations, GIA India has been able to reach out to trade members in Tier-II and Tier-III locations such as Bhavani (Kerala), Patan (Gujarat), Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh), Dharmanagar (Tripura) and many more.”
More than 1,200 members of the gem and jewellery trade gained important information through the educational seminars that covered topics including natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, diamond treatments, coloured gemstones and pearls.

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