The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council to be launched in Mumbai on January 28

21 january 2019
gjepc_logo_news.pngA new Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council, an apex body that will bring together all the different segments of the industry within India under a common banner, will be formally launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu in Mumbai on January 28, 2019, says a report in gjepc.org.
The existing working group was reconstituted as the Ad-hoc National Committee of the new Council, which will function under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The new body will be in the form of a federation and have trade associations, rather than individuals, as members. Its focus will be on strengthening domestic manufacturing and developing a wider base to grow exports.
The new Ad-hoc National Committee elected Chairman of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) Pramod Kumar Agrawal as Convener, with the heads of the Gem & Jewellery Council (GJC) and the Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) as Co-conveners.
GJEPC Chairman Pramod Kumar Agrawal said, “We welcome the government’s decision to form the Domestic Council for the Indian gem & jewellery industry. This will help to organise our unorganised and small scale based domestic jewellery industry and help it to scale new heights. GJEPC is happy to offer all our support and guidance in the formation of the Council.”
“We will make this a body which belongs to all and works to fulfil the aspirations of all small and big associations from all across the country. This is what has been envisaged by the Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industries Shri Suresh Prabhu,” Agrawal added.

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