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

Hong Kong September Fair reaffirms commitment to jewellery trade

20 september 2019
Industry leaders attested to the September Fair’s role as the world’s top B2B sourcing event as they called for closer multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle ongoing challenges, as per a report in

Image credit: Jewellery&Gem Fair Hong Kong

According to the report , while speaking at the September Fair Media Gathering, Informa Markets Director of Jewellery Fairs Celine Lau also reiterated the organiser’s commitment in delivering the ultimate business platform to the jewellery community.
Lawrence Ma, founding president of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China Ltd, said the September Fair remains an important occasion for buyers and sellers to meet despite challenging conditions.
Sze Ho Yin, president of the Hong Kong Pearl Association, meanwhile called for stronger partnerships among trade associations in seeking government support to the gem and jewellery sector.
Ken Lo, chairman of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association, also underscored potential business opportunities in Southeast Asia amid difficulties arising from the US-China trade row.

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