Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

‘Design Connect 2019’ brings jewellery manufacturers & designers together

03 july 2019

The Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) and Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) - India Chapter organised ‘Design Connect 2019 in Mumbai on June 26 to help jewellery designers connect and collaborate with manufacturers and retailers. The event, which was well received, witnessed more than 35 jewellery manufacturers and retailers conducting interview rounds with 100+ jewellery designers.
Nirupa Bhatt, President, WJA – India Chapter moderated a panel discussion on the topic, “Designers – Path to Success.” With panellist drawn from the Indian jewellery sector, who  The panellists shared insights on how jewellery designers can seek inspirations, understand jewellery manufacturing techniques, identify trends, build stories and come up with exciting designs to meet consumers’ demands.
Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI, said, “Looking at the response and the need, GJSCI is planning to conduct Design Connect in other cities too. Events of such kind would also be organised for other segments of the gem and jewellery industry for job seekers in the future. While recruiting companies at the event expressed considerable happiness with the quality of the designers and complimented GJSCI and WJA for putting Design Connect together, designers too felt pleased that ‘Design Connect’  provided access to many companies in one place.”

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