The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

19 august 2019

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

GJC hosts the 8th edition of National Jewellery Awards

12 february 2019

All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) presented 36 National Jewellery Awards (NJA) 2018 across 5 different categories in the presence of  Anantha Padmanaban (Chairman and Convener, GJC), Shaankar Sen (Vice Chairman, GJC), and other industry members & celebrities.
This year, NJA comprised Jewellery Awards, Excellence Awards Store Awards, Designer & Artisan Awards and Student of the Year Award. A new category for CSR Initiative and Women Entrepreneurship was added in this year's Awards.

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Image credit: GJC


Anantha Padmanaban said, "GJC's NJA is the largest platform that recognizes and applauds all segments of India's gem & jewellery sector. Despite a challenging and volatile environment, we are overwhelmed to receive over 850 entries and this shows the indomitable spirit of Indian jewellers. The new categories such as CSR Initiative and Women Entrepreneurship showcase that jewellers are socially conscious and responsible citizens."
Shaankar Sen (Vice Chairman, GJC) said, "GJC's NJA initiative is an ode to the inimitable talent and intricate craftsmanship of 'Make in India' artisans, manufacturers and designers. NJA recognizes the inspiration and innovative approach of manufacturers and marketers who create new fashion and design trends every year.

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