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

Tsodilo president resigns

01 february 2019

Tsodilo Resources said Michiel de Wit has stepped down as the company president and chief operating officer.
The TSX-V-listed diamond and metals exploration company said Alistair Jeffcoate had replaced Wit.
Wit agreed to remain closely associated with the company in an ongoing role as a technical advisor.
Tsodilo managed to complete the first phase of the BK16 evaluation kimberlite project in the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana during the tenure of Wit.
An independent study of the BK16 kimberlite pipe released last November showed a modelled value of $710 to $386 per carat and a grade of 8 to 11 cpht.
BK16 contained high quality diamonds dominated by highly marketable shapes.
About 3.8% of the diamonds tested were identified as high-quality Type IIa diamonds consisting predominantly of D color stones.

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