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...


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

“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

China & Hong Kong jewellery markets record strong sales in 2018

10 january 2019
China and Hong Kong’s retail sales in jewellery markets have recorded strong growth from January to November of 2018 as against Jan-Nov sales in 2017.
While China’s sales of gold, silver and jewellery rose 8.1 per cent, sales of jewellery, watches and clocks, and valuable gifts in Hong Kong went up by 16.1 per cent. China registered a 5.6 per cent year-on-year growth in jewellery retail sales in November alone, while Hong Kong reported a 3.9 per cent decline. However, Hong Kong’s October sales increased by 3.2 per cent.
The Hong Kong government said that the overall retail sales registered modest growth in November after gaining traction in October. The moderate growth in retail sales in recent months is attributed to the cautious consumption in the face of the US-China trade war and uncertainties in the global financial markets.

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